Yes, I actually went to see this movie.
Yes, I know. I had always avoided the show. I mean how could I possibly enjoy something whose theme appeared to be all about promiscuity? How could it not be with such a blatant title?
While I still don’t know anything about the TV show, I can certainly say this (albeit a bit sheepishly) I LOVED the movie.
Okay, there were some flaws. The actual sex scenes were, for the most part, completely unnecessary. They could have been cut without losing any story line at all. I mean, we are all adults here. Most of us know what sex is, we don’t really need the visual. Those scenes are only in there to make the guys who watch the show happy. Correct me if I’m wrong here ladies, but I don’t think most women get the same kind of voyeuristic thrill that guys get out of seeing naked sweaty *other people* having sex. I’d ten thousand times rather be teased with a tiny glimpse than have it paraded blatantly in front of me on a 40 ft high screen in technicolor. ahem.
But other than that, the themes of the movie were fidelity, friendship, faithfulness and the harm that comes when we don’t communicate. There was even an underlying story of a strong woman learning to let the man in her life be in charge.
I was, quite frankly, astounded.
At best I was hoping for the slightly guilty pleasure of an evening out at the movies with friends. What I got was a really enjoyable movie that I am still talking about two days later.
Of course the admission price *could* have something to do with putting me in a favorable frame of mind. I went up to the window. I asked the ticket girl for four tickets to “Sex and the City”.
there was a pause
then she asked me for TEN DOLLARS
I stuttered “I need FOUR tickets, not two”
She blinked at me and said “yeh, four tickets, TEN DOLLARS”
I gave her the $10 bill. She handed me FOUR movie tickets, to a Saturday evening showing.
I wandered away in a daze.
You see, in Atlanta, ONE movie ticket on a Saturday evening costs $8.00
I HEART WICHITA !!!!!!!!