Meet the GILFS*: Imagining Sex and the City VI
Filming in the Big Apple started this week on the latest instalment in the Sex and the City hexology, sending upper middle-aged women around the world into mildly incontinent hysterics.
Sarah Jessica Parker was snapped in character as the ever-youthful Carrie Bradshaw, skipping across a Manhattan street in a pair of Hush Puppies, falling into the arms of her on-again-off-again lover Mr Big (who has been played by Zac Efron since SATC V).
All four of the leading ladies have returned for the sixth film, after protracted negotiations rumoured to have almost broken down over the huge cost of providing their health insurance.
Snippets of the script leaked on social networking site Inside Your Mind reveal sexy Samantha Jones (played by Kim Cattrall) makes in incredibly quick recovery from hip replacement surgery, and finds, much to her delight, her new prosthetic is double jointed.
Charlotte York-Goldenblatt-Trump-Clinton-Kennedy (Kristin Davis) is still on her quest for “the One”. “I’ve been getting dating and marrying for 50 years, I’m exhausted” she moans to the girls over a sherry.
Miranda Hobbs (Cynthia Nixon) is still married to Steve Brady (David Eigenberg), but battles throughout the film with a strong attraction to their grandson Milton’s school teacher Britney.
And delighted SATC watchers are certain Carrie may finally be pregnant with the baby she and Big have longed for since SATC IIII, and that at the age of 67 she may finally settle down.
Filming really did begin this week in the Big Apple on the second Sex and the City movie. Sarah Jessica Parker was snapped in character as the ever-youthful Carrie Bradshaw, skipping across a Manhattan street in a pair of Christian Louboutins, falling into the arms of her on-again-off-again lover Mr Big (he is really played by Chris Noth).
And delighted SATC watchers are certain Carrie may finally be pregnant with the baby she and Big have longed for. Never mind that the statistical possibility of someone Carrie’s age actually falling pregnant are minuscule.
That’s what is so weird about the SATC characters being snap-frozen in time.
I loved the TV show, and still bawl my eyes out if I catch the final episode on a re-run on Foxtel.
I liked the movie, as two plus hours of pure escapism, as much for the dresses as the characters.
But where does it end?
At the end of the last film Samantha celebrated her 50th birthday, and the hype around this installment is that the newly single cancer-survivor will be cougering it up all over Manhattan. It’s a little too Stiffler’s Mom for me.
*Stiffler’s Mom, of American Pie fame, was the first MILF (look it up if you don’t know). Samantha might just qualify as the first GILF.
Miranda and Steve’s marriage survived infidelity and Steve’s Mum’s dementia.
Charlotte finally found what she was looking for.
And Carrie and Big - well their story was written long ago. What more is there to say?
It’s telling that the first pictures leaked from the set of this film were of an 80s flashback sequence of an early 20-something Carrie arriving in New York for the first time. No matter how much they curled her hair and troweled on the make-up, there’s no way SJP, 44, can pass for 22.
They need to pull the pin on this franchise that has meant so much to a whole generation of women before it turns into the Golden Girls and is ruined forever.
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