Vuitton Girl Might Punch You (SatC2 London Premiere)

So Roger Ebert finished his — let’s call it ‘scathing’ — review of Sex and the City 2 with the following question:

Reader, I must confess that while attending the sneak preview with its overwhelmingly female audience, I was gob-smacked by the delightful cleavage on display. Do women wear their lowest-cut frocks for each other?

I’m going to disregard the appalling sexism on display here for a moment and just answer with this picture:

These four women, and the crowds of women behind them, are not dressed for YOU, Roger. They are dressed for ME. And for each other and for their fans and for the idea that fashion is fun and that that is a part of the appeal of Sex and the City.

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Sex and the City should be a comic book.

Yesterday was “International Geek Pride Day” and I celebrated by window-shopping 5th Avenue and going to a press screening of Sex and the City 2. None of which sounds “mainstream geeky” but maybe the following suggestion will make up for it.

It was mid-way through the movie; the gals change into camel-riding-ready outfits (from Dior and Vuitton, of course) and they strut across the sand, a fearsome foursome if there ever was one. The wind made their outfits billow and Cynthia Nixon’s Miranda suddenly had a full-on cape. Later on Samantha makes an absolute spectacle of herself as only Samantha can. Shouting at a disapproving Middle Eastern crowd that she has sex and likes sex thank you very much she made it very clear that she will not be covered up or contained and she became a superhero for the covered up and contained women watching. Women who then took all four of our heroines behind closed doors and revealed their own secret identities (and designer outfits, of course). This is just begging to be a comic book.

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Sex and the City 2

Today I am going to a screening of Sex and the City 2 as a guest of Women and Hollywood‘s Melissa Silverstein. I am, in a word, EXCITED. I don’t care if the movie is a train wreck, it will still be Sex and the City and it will certainly still be FASHIONFUL. As was last night’s premiere:

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They’re putting the City back in the Spotlight.

It’s a beautiful sunny day. I was thinking I’ll skip a Friday Flashback and not worry too much about CANTM and just post another day. Then I saw this:

First of all the Sex and the City gals were MADE for this website, am I right? They already are Fashion Superheroes! That’s almost their purpose! It is just sad that we are on the destined to be disappointing sequel to a disappointing film after a great run instead of around for its HBO hey-day, but still. Look at them!

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