30th 2008
SATCTM* practice: Know your Bradshaws

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(*Sex and the City:  The Movie)

Carrie Bradshaw?







Or Terry Bradshaw?

I know it’s so confusing!  They’re both such good-natured, self-effacing Bradshaws, and they were both on buddy-shows on the TV.  For both of them, hair is not their best feature.  (Sorry, Carrie and Terry!)

However, there is the not inconsequential matter of a 200- pound weight differential.  One was a famous fictional New Yorker, the other a famous actual Pittsburgher.

Listen to this analysis of the “narcissist” Bradshaw from NPR’s Morning Edition.  (That seems like a dubious hook for the story–wev.  Good thing they have an authoritative male analyst handy to lecture us on how Carrie Bradshaw is merely doing what men have done for centuries!)


6 Responses to “SATCTM* practice: Know your Bradshaws”

  1. ej on 30 May 2008 at 8:48 am #

    I have to admit, I’ve yet to read a review of the movie that isn’t completely condemnatory. That said, I’ve yet to read a review of the movie that actually addresses the plot or the characters.

    These reviewers seem to think that the fearsome 4 are no longer characters we can relate too, but were they ever? I thought the fantasy aspect was the whole point of the show. If I wanted reality TV, there’s plenty to chose from…

  2. Historiann on 30 May 2008 at 9:05 am #

    ej, the Denver Post review was positive–they said basically, no real surprises, but that’s not what fans of the show want. They (we?) want more of the same. Gave it 3 stars out of four:

  3. ej on 30 May 2008 at 9:07 am #

    Phew. I was starting to worry that the highlight of my summer was going to be less uplifting than I had anticipated!


  4. Indyanna on 30 May 2008 at 9:26 am #

    The -Times_ has a pretty, ok, very, trashing review today; but also an interesting piece in the “Metro” section on how the underlying premise plays in the Outerboroughs (aka “the Rest of the City…”). And since Philadelphia was officially designated a couple of summers back as New York’s “Sixth Borough,” I guess that’s relevant here.

    I seem to remember that Terry B. was trashed for years as a dumb and immobile quarterback before they began winning titles in Smoketown, so the basic trajectory/story arc there was down and then up and then over…

  5. Roxie on 02 Jun 2008 at 7:53 am #

    Where are you, Historiann? We eagerly await YOUR review of SATCTM, not to mention your take on what the Rules & Bylaws Committee did over the weekend. . . .

  6. Historiann on 02 Jun 2008 at 8:34 am #

    Hi, Roxie! I was away for the weekend, but am back to work. I will post some thoughts on the RBC fiasco, as well as a review of SATCTM later today. I appreciate the shout-out to me on Saturday, and your presence at the demonstration. (Wish I could have been there–I was in a place I will call Rolorado Rings, although not to protest anything like Roucus Ron Ruh Ramily, just for a little summer fun.)

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