“I can’t wait! It’s finally coming!” Her face was completely flushed with excitement and I hoped she was saving some of that passion for the man sitting next to her.
“Why?” I asked, stopping the chatter around the table. She smiled politely telling me that she was only humoring me. It could not really be a question. The chatter resumed.
“Why?” I repeated again louder. I knew I had been heard the first time, but I could not fathom why was not getting answer. This time, when the group stopped talking, I became the center of none-too-polite focus. You would have thought that I said one of their kids was ugly. They swelled up as though I was attacking the very idea of womanhood and sexuality.
“Its a great show. Sex in the City represents every type of sexual woman that exists and shows how they get along in one group.” I blinked. Wow…she could not really be serious, but to my total amazement, the women around the table were shaking their heads in agreement.
Now, I have only been able to completely watch Sex in the City a hand full of times because I felt just the opposite. The characters are merely cardboard, cleaned up representations of what real women experience sexually everyday. I not only lacked the ability to identify with any of the four women…their relationships seemed equally as inane. For example, consider:
- SITC Reality: One woman got knocked up out of wedlock. Real World: Instead of getting married, she gets left to struggle with a job at Wal-Mart barely able to buy groceries for her and the baby.
- SITC Reality: Woman is incredibly sexual (the bitch of the group of course!) and sleeps with every second guy in the room while going through his pockets for every dime she can find. Real World: That girl gets a STD or is found in a hotel room in a pool of blood.
- SITC Reality: Girl chases big time guy and hooks him in the end. Real World: Married man….wealthy wife. Where I am from, that cant be pretty in the end.
We will also totally skip the reality of four women getting along in a group together and loving every little thing about each other so much that they can be completely honest with each other.
Come on….do we really believe that these four girls represent the ideal or the reality of what sexual women should be? What we are? Give me Transformers or SG-1 anyday. Least I understand those movies…and I am less likely to go to sleep in the middle. ~~Dee