First let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of Sex and the City. What young woman isn’t? However, I will also confess that I am a TBS not HBO viewer. It’s important to keep that in mind when I express the complete and total shock that I experienced while watching certain scenes in this movie. The TBS regular cable TV version is squeaky clean. From what I’ve learned recently, the HBO version was not. O.K. so now I know. Any way, here are my reasons why you should NOT watch this movie with your mom, your aunt, or, God forbid, your grandma. Sex. Sex. Sex. And more sex. Yes, I know that the name of this movie is Sex and the City- the Movie. Duh, I get it. Still, I had no idea that an R rated movie would have quite so much, well, um, sex. Of course, I don’t want to ruin the movie for any one who may not have seen it yet.
(Are there such people?) But I would like to stress the fact that there are a few racy (try pornographic) scenes in this movie. First we have Samantha in a couple of voyeurism scenes where she spies on the very hot, very naked next door neighbor. Most of those involve only the neighbor and his one on one fling of choice for the day (prepare to see boobs a bouncin’). Then there’s the scene where Mr. Very Hot Neighbor has a two on one session (aka even more boobs bouncin’). Finally, and probably most disturbing there are the two scenes with Miranda and her hubby. The first one- not so bad. The second one nearly burned a hole through my retinas. I mean come on, Miranda and her geeky husband Steve? Neither of them is particularly easy on the eyes to begin with. Add to that the fact that in real life Cynthia Nixon, the actress that plays Miranda, is a lesbian and it becomes way too bizarre.
Aside from the over the top sex scenes, this movie is very good. There are scenes that will make you holler with laughter (think Poo-keepsie), scenes that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy, and scenes that will remind you of what you’d do for your closest girl friends (and what they’d do for you). Think Charlotte as she screams “NO!” at Big over Carrie’s shoulder in the first wedding day scene. I’m not the only one who got a little misty! Sex and the City is definitely a feel good movie that reminds women of the wonderful sisterhood that we share. For that reason I would say go ahead and see it with your mom, aunt, and yes even grandma. Just wait until it comes out on TBS.