Break out the Mahnolo’s and Cosmos, and maybe some Ensure, because the “Sex and the City” enterprise might have some life in it yet.
At the New York City Ballet’s Fall Gala on Friday night, Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays Carrie Bradshaw in the cult series, said the franchise could be re-energized. "I don’t know the future,” she told Vulture.
“I would say that you never know what will happen with that particular franchise.”
The “Sex and the City” fan has evolved into a strange hoi polloi of sorts, the kind who will wait endless hours in line for an open casting call, tottering around Manhattan in sky-high stilettos to Bergdorf Goodman and Magnolia Cupcakes.
While the first movie sat relatively well with critics, many touted the lavish abandon that “Sex and the City 2” embraced. New York Times critic A.O. Scott thought the movie, “the ugly smell of unexamined privilege hangs over this film like the smoke from cheap incense,” while Chicago Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert lamented, “The characters of ‘Sex and the City 2’ are flyweight bubbleheads living in a world which rarely requires three sentences in a row.”
But that didn’t stop the second film from rampant attendance. It raked in over $160 million in box offices its first weekend.
Parker said that while reviews of the movie weren’t ideal, the idea of continuing the story of the Fab Four is about catering to the fans. “It’s less about the reviewers than it is about the audience, and they’ve been pretty true, so we tend to listen to them more than anybody else."
Here’s to Prada walkers and Dolce and Gabanna bathrobes.