Why we’re still into Sex and the City – 20 years on

Why we’re still into Sex and the City – 20 years on

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The good, the bad and the downright ugly are all captured in the Every Outfit on Sex and the City account, so we can relive each item in all its glory – including this colourful Samantha combo, which was likened to a tube of mascara. It launched careers Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kat Denning’s first listed screen role was as a teenage brat in Sex and the City
Aside from the four main stars, a host of actors featured on Sex and the City – many of them getting their big break.
Kat Dennings , now best known for 2 Broke Girls, was 14 when she played precocious teenager Jenny Brier, who wanted Samantha to plan her bat mitzvah. It’s her first role listed on IMDB.
Also unknown at the time he starred in SATC was Bradley Cooper , who had a few lines in the second season. The Hollywood actor starred as Jake, who shows Carrie an unflattering magazine cover picture of herself in They Shoot Single People, Don’t They?
In the third series, John Slattery – now best known for his role in Mad Men – played Bill Kelley, a politician who briefly dates Carrie.
Orange is the New Black’s Michelle Hurst , who plays Miss Claudette in the prison comedy-drama, was a doctor in an episode where Samantha takes an STD test.
Justin Theroux was a guest on the show not once, but twice – as a hotly-tipped writer called Jared in season one, and then as Carrie’s boyfriend Vaughn in the second season. Today’s TV Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Girls cast L-R: Zosia Mamet, Allison Williams, Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke
Without Sex and the City, we might never have had several other shows which were inspired by the hit series.
US sitcom Girlfriends centred on a group of four women forging friendship and careers – there are definite similarities, but while SATC was accused of being too white, the four leads in Girlfriends were all African-American.
Lena Dunham’s Girls centred on a group of twenty-something women in New York finding their way through work and relationships, so there were inevitable comparisons.
Dunham said it was “bridging a gap” between the teens in Gossip Girl and the 30-somethings in SATC – with the pilot intentionally featured a Sex and the City joke to make it clear that the girls were inspired by Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte.
And of course, there was The Carrie Diaries, the 2013 series showing Carrie’s life in the 1980s. Classic quotes Image caption Carrie – never short of something to say
They’re just as funny and meaningful today as they were back in the day.
Here are a few which are just about safe enough for us to publish. “Maybe we can be each other’s soul mates,” Charlotte, on female friendship “The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun,” Carrie, on singledom and shoes “Sexy is what I get them to try to see me as after I win them over with my personality,” Miranda’s dating tactics “Maybe some women are not meant to be tamed. Maybe they are supposed to run wild until they find someone just as wild to run with,” Carrie, speaking about her on-off relationship with Mr Big “The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself,” Carrie on valuing yourself “He’s just not that into you,” Carrie’s one-time boyfriend Berger, giving Miranda some home truths in a phrase that later inspired a book and a film of the same name “I love you… but I love me more. I’ve been in a relationship with myself for 49 years and that’s the one I need to work on,” Samantha setting out her priorities Woke Charlotte Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The meme sees Charlotte used as a mouthpiece to tackle some out-of-date ideas on the show
And of course then there’s Woke Charlotte. The meme that keeps on giving.
The concept came from Lauren Garroni and Chelsea Fairless, the creators of Every Outfit on Sex and the City, mentioned above.

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