Let us make a candid confession – Sex And The City (SATC) has a hilarious take on modern day relationships, and for some of us, everything said in the series/films and written in the book is the gospel truth.
Four feisty women come to New York City to find love and get lost in the madness. In the process, they expose anthropological desires and new-age affairs through their own trials. Carrie Bradshaw, a prototypical writer gets entangled in this web too. Through her writing, she uncovers – sometimes brutally – this thing called “love”. Her three best pals have different perspectives on the same. And when they are not drifting between clubs and looking for love in all the wrong places, Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte are contemplating life.
There is a very interesting quote that reads:
“Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.”
And another reads: “After he left, I cried for a week and then I realised I do have faith. Faith in myself, faith that I would one day meet someone who would be sure that I was the one.”
SATC has a strong traction on women because it depicts life as it is, and as it can be. The reason most women empathise and commune with the show and the films is that it spins a unique yarn that is relatable across age groups. Bradshaw is a babe-in-a-big-city. She runs from one man to another with an unending hope that one day she’d find her Mr Perfect. And she eventually does, as Mr Big comes along. The former is head-over-heels in love with a man who is wary of relationships after failed marriages.
She tells her story – and that of her friends – through her column that is quirky and refreshingly unassuming.
Samantha Jones is a firm believer of the carnal pleasures of life. The oldest of the four, this publicist is a seductress who refrains from entwining in the many grooves of emotions. She is of the opinion that a woman can fulfil all her sexually-fuelled desires without getting emotionally attached to a man.
Of the many impressive things this oestrogen-charged woman says, this one takes the cake for being unapologetically bold:
Miranda Hobbes is driven by her career, and as Bradshaw puts it, “a disciple of tough love”. She is a little contemptuous when it comes to men and relationships, but that changes when she marries her on-again-off-again boyfriend, and gives birth to their son. Through her challenging journey of mistrust, infidelity and single-parenthood, she states lesson in life, something that we can all learn.
And finally, Charlotte York – the most emotional of the four, who places her belief in the traditional old-school love. She waited all her life for her knight in shining armour, a family and happiness of a lifetime. She got everything and more. York would take a bullet for a friend.
If I had not known enough, I would have unceremoniously dumped the show for its bold content and expletive dialogues. But this show is one that every woman should watch once in her life, to draw strength and some feminine wisdom. SATC has something for every season and for every woman.