Comments on: The consuming pleasures of “Sex and the City” http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/22/the-consuming-pleasures-of-sex-and-the-city/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:56:15 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: ej http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/22/the-consuming-pleasures-of-sex-and-the-city/comment-page-1/#comment-13253 Thu, 22 May 2008 21:50:02 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=323#comment-13253 One of my personal favorites was when Carrie Bradshaw denounced shopping on-line because “shopping is my cardio” yet that season, was often seen wearing cropped tops that revealed incredibly toned abs!

That said, I did appreciate the story line about Miranda trying to lose her baby weight-even more so now that I’m in a similar position!

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By: squadratomagico http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/22/the-consuming-pleasures-of-sex-and-the-city/comment-page-1/#comment-13131 Thu, 22 May 2008 16:17:59 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=323#comment-13131 I always enjoyed SATC, and I am not a big TV-watcher. While nowhere near as good as my favorite show of all time, BVS (Buffy), SATC shared with BVS a female-centrism that was gratifying and rare. And though it’s true that the characters never were shown working at their looks, that’s also something I liked about it. They seldom were shown working out or even shopping — they just looked good and they knew it. And the characters seemed to want to look good for their own pleasure, in their own individual styles (sexy, preppie, careerist, boho), rather than dressing specifically in order to attract men. They didn’t have a Hollywood bombshell look, but a couture look that was far more creative and artistic (if unrealistically unaffordable for most of the characters).

While on the one hand, I agree with you that this was somewhat dishonest, on the other hand, I would have little interest in watching a show about women obsessing about their appearances, always wearing push-up bras and low-cut shirts, and fussing over how to attract a man.

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