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Sex and the City 2 (Spoilerish)

It's back, whether you want it or not!


Darlings, as you may or may not remember, T Lo saw the Sex and the City movie and for the most part, didn't love it. Our opinion of it only worsened with subsequent cable viewings. Nonetheless, it made a shit ton of money so a sequel was inevitable. Cue the oh-so-original jokes from a million bloggers and entertainment writers about how old all the characters are to be having sex; jokes that strangely, no one makes when male actors of the same age set are held out as sex symbols with leading ladies half their age.

Anyway, the shooting of the sequel is under way in the streets of New York and the iconic Carrie Bradshaw has returned. They better get one thing right: if they attempt another ill-advised labels-and-money-based conspicuous consumption tale like the last one, it's gonna tank. People aren't going to spend their hard-earned money in this economy to watch a bunch of fictional characters over spend to excess. That kind of fantasy worked in the 1930s but we doubt it will fly today.

From the few pics released, it looks at least like costumer Pat Field toned down Carrie's look somewhat. Take a look:

Cute!

It's a silhouette that only stick-skinny SJP can pull off, but it's sassy and we love the color.

The Christian Louboutin shoes are to DIE.

But the bag (also Christian Louboutin) looks like she's heading to the laundromat. One thing we do love about Pat Field is that she's not afraid to pile on a bunch of different mismatched accessories.

LOVE the late-seventies-Streisand hair.

Definitely a dressed-down Carrie.

Not a Louis Vuitton in sight.

EDITED TO ADD: Looks like this might be a flashback sequence.



Now THERE'S the gal we all fell in love with. This is pure unfiltered Carrie Bradshaw.

Love this look. So chic.

Here's an instance where Field went totally, self-consciously matchy-match with the accessories but because of the simplicity of the look, it totally works. That is a KILLER pair of sunglasses.

Mr. Big is apparently still in the picture.

Gorgeous.


[Photos: WireImage]



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128 comments:

Actually ... Sarah looks pretty damn adorable! And please dear baby Jesus that Brit Brit DOES NOT appear in the movie as Carrie's sis. We don't need to see that.


enhh...I'll wait till it comes out on cable.

I used to be such a SaTC junkie, but then ended up just hating them.


like the clothes.
the first car was NOT toned down.

i have to laugh at the mismatched luggage though, definiteky not matchy


I'd bet that those curl-haired pix (without the Viuttons) & the sweatshirt are a flashback of Carrie arriving in NYC circa 1983, during the Flashdance era.

--GothamTomato


She looks great! Not feeling the 80s look though even though the 80s are in full swing nowadays.


Perhaps a flashback to when Carrie first moved to the big city?


She looks GORGEOUS in that white dress. The shoes I DIE.


I hope they're filming when I'm in New York next month! I really love the final pair of shoes — want them now.


Wasn't one SATC film enough? What a big steaming pile that movie was. Liked the show, despised the movie. Earth to SJP, et al.: Do something for humanity and cancel production now. UGH.


Second look, and yep, there's a Checker Cab in the picture.

That's gotta be tough capturing the early 80's grit & grime in the now sanitized Manhattan. Even the cab looks clean.

And btw, I completely agree about the conspicuous consumption in the first movie. I was turned off by the very first line (about young single girls coming to NYC for 2 things, labels & love) and could never get with it after that.

When the TV show was at its best, before it went basic cable, it spoke to real lives of urban single women (in a comedic way, but it still on point on many issues). The clothes were just ancillary. Once it became about Stuff, it lost its soul.

--GothamTomato


The pics look great, however I worry that I'm going in already hating the movie. I just really disliked (or was confused by) so many of the characters in that movie: Carrie, Miranda, and then (horribly) Charlotte's daughter. And then they tacked four happy endings at the end. I just don't know if I can put myself through that again (though I probably will).


TLo... please, please tell me who made that white dress in the last look. Gorgeous.


I agree with those that have said that the second outfit probably comes from a flashback. Even in this economy now Carrie would never be seen in public like that.

LOVE the last outfit. I covet those gold Louboutins!


The main problem with the first movie is that it was too LONG. It seemed more like 4-5 episodes jammed into 2 1/2 hours rather than a movie. I don't have the money to spend to chance it at the theater, guess I'll see it on TV someday, yawn.

And no, they're not too old to be having sex, but they are too old to be complaining about it!


eh, I'll probably wait for cable. As much as I loved the show, I hated Big.Still do.


i'm pretty sure they are filming near my office today. hopefully i can catch a glimpse of some of the action!


Completely agree about the 80s scene. Definitely a flashback! I actually did like the first movie (it's not been on cable yet though boys!), but I thought there was way too much gratuitous sex in it. I saw the HBO version of the show and it wasn't that obscene, this was just too much. I hope they will realise that there is more to Sex and the City than just sex.
Oh and I also hope they are filming Columbus Day weekend when I am in town!


I've found most of the criticism regarding the women having sex isn't so much about their numerical age but their maturity. They were still acting like 13-year-old girls even though 2 of them were married and had kids. (And plenty of people criticize the 50-year-old-guy-with-22-year-old-girl thing. You are not the first.)


I loved the series, but was annoyed by the first movie. I doubt I'll see the second one in the theater, but I do love the clothes and shoes in these pics.


I was all prepared to love the first SATC movie, and I hated it! Maybe it was because I was starting to see the first signs of the financial meltdown, but I agree with you - it was way too much conspicuous consumption. Unless my favorite reviewers (including you) love it, I'll probably wait for it to come out on DVD.


krystina said...

TLo... please, please tell me who made that white dress in the last look. Gorgeous.



Hi Krystina,

It's from the Halston Heritage collection. It's a lower-priced collection based on original Halston designs. We love it.

XO
T Lo


i loved the movie, sometimes you need to just go with it. looking forward to #2.

carrie/sarah looks FAB.


Love her last look. I guess I'll see the movie, why not?


I absolutely loved the movie and cannot, cannot wait for the second. These shots are great. Can't wait to see what they do for the other three. And for the true goddess of the series, Magda!


Let's not forget the most offensive part of the first movie - shoving Anthony Marantino and Stanford Blatch together in a New Year's Eve kiss - and implied subsequent relationship - simply to tie everything together in a cheesy-nice "everybody but Samantha has someone, all is right with the world" montage at the end. Yeah, forget about the fact that they're totally different, don't like each other, were disgusted when they ended up on the blind date together during the series, and would never ever ever get together in real life. But, you know, two gay guys will go together, just 'cause they're gay, right? Fail.


That second look isn't late 70's Streisand. She looks more like an aging Vegas hooker.


I am in the vast minority who actually liked the movie but that is probably because my expectations were fairly low. As a huge fan of the show I basically just wanted it to feel like the series. And I thought it did. I thought it captured the spirit of the series.

I like these pictures and I agree with the comments but OMG is Carrie Bradshaw wearing SNEAKERS? WTF?


Well color me happy! I am loving Carrie's looks here!

COVET the Loub T-straps and that white dress!

I will of course go to see this. I confess I loved the first movie in the theatres as I was watching. But even so - I remember half way thru thinking...."Geez....enough with the labels here....how freaking conspicuous can we get?"

The Louise storyline I loved but did not love the Carrie charity LV bag - it definitely felt off.

I agree with a number of posters on here - the sweatshirt look seems like a flashback story line.

Looks promising - we'll see how it turns out.


GothamTomato
9/2/09 9:55 AM Second look, and yep, there's a Checker Cab in the picture.

That's gotta be tough capturing the early 80's grit & grime in the now sanitized Manhattan. Even the cab looks clean.

============
It's a pet peeve of mine. Bright, shiny, showroom new vintage cars. Cars in real life have dust, bird poo and road tar on them.

Although those sidewalks would be squeaky clean of dog poo, at least, as the NY Pooper Scooper Law passed in August 1978.


MUST. HAVE. That last white dress!!
And the shoes and the bag!! I absolutely lurve, lurve, lurve the entire look!
Though I have never been much of a fan of SaTC, I have watched occasionally just for the fashions.
Looking at these pics, it would seem that perhaps some (but not all)of the fashion fling-spending might be toned down to go with the current economic climate. (Note the mismatched luggage and Halston Heritage).
All in all, I think SJP looked much better than usual in all the shots. There was not one thing the gal was wearing or toting (except the first bag) that I really disliked!!!


I disliked the movie, mostly because I wasn't sure exactly why I was supposed to be excited that Carrie ended up married to a man who drug her through years of drama, cheated on her, married someone else, broke her heart a thousand times, then left her at the altar.

Not exactly my fantasy. But those gold shoes? I die!


suzq
9/2/09 10:35 AM
That's gotta be tough capturing the early 80's grit & grime in the now sanitized Manhattan. Even the cab looks clean.



I always thought that film crews that wanted that dirty NYC 1970s-80s look filmed in Detroit or Newark.


Couple of things:

Love the white dress BUT it is see-through,and at one point, we can see too much. As archaic as it sounds, Carrie needs a slip with that dress, esp. if it's going to cling between her legs like it is.

Big better be an angel in this movie. I am so sick of him jerking Carrie around and her allowing it and coming back for more every time. This better be it-- marital bliss or bust. Seriously. The last movie left everyone all happy, and that's going to be boring, so I doubt it'll be the case, but I cannot take any more Big shenanigans.

Agree about Stanford and Anthony. No way!


Good call on the flashback idea. please god. Because that look is soooo heinous. Except the mismatched old luggage, which is a look of which I'm rather fond.


another laura

Overall this shows remarkable improvement in fashion sense for our Carrie.

However:

I do not like the off-the-shoulder sweatpantsy look. No no no.


The last white dress would be much more attractive with - dare I say it? - a SLIP. Geez, the tootie outline is just gross.


I loved the show and the movie. I suppose I don't over analyze everything though. I always loved Carrie and Big, especially the drama. Not all love works out perfectly from the beginning. There are trials and tribulations, and of course in a fantasy world they are going to make them big trials and tribulations. I see them as a couple who just never got the timing right until now.

As far as Stanford and Anthony, if I am remembering correctly their hatred of each other was almost purely based on physical things and they did not take the time to get to know each other and were possibly acting immature, but now they are more mature and have learned more about each other as people rather than just basing their opinions on their physical appearance, which happens. I don't think it's absolutely unreasonable for them to get together. It's not like they didn't have separate relationships throughout the series. I think it would have more stereotypical if they would have immediately met and fell in love because they were set up on a blind date simply because they are two gay men.


In my humble opinion, the only reason to make a movie out of a hit TV series is to address topics and plotlines that are too complex to bring up and wrap up in a series of 1/2 hour formats.

The best plot would have been Miranda coming out of the closet. That would have rocked everyone's world and would have warranted a 1 1/2 hour treatment.

Otherwise, we got a bunch of episodes slapped together with a dash of a 'Step'n Fetchit' routine from Anthony and Stanford.

Geez, one would hope that an economic collapse, the death of the newspaper and publishing industry and the gay marriage issue would be enough to put some meat on the bones of this skeleton.

But I'm not hopeful.


another laura

Okay, now that I've read the comments - I agree that the icky white tracksuit has to be a flashback.

But people, please, you can't look for authenticity in SatC, don't go around requesting dog poo and grime. It will be enough if she gets robbed, haha, like maybe within 3 months of moving here, haha, like I was, haha. Ha.


I remember one episode years ago when Anthony and Stanford were sniping at each other at Nathan Lane's wedding and I said to my friend, "They're going to end up together."

She replied, "No way would that happen in real life!"

And then I asked, "Since when is sitcom world real life?"

It's just another cliche. An overly-used one, but still a cliche just the same. Nothing more.


It looks like the same old over-the-top designer label explosion. And yeah, the whole Anthony and Stanford couple thing was laughable to say the least.


In the flashbacky suitcase picture, is Carrie actually wearing Chucks? It seems like an obvious yes, but I wear Chucks - and Carrie has never ever worn anything I've actually owned, much less worn on a regular basis


Starlite, I don't think they implied that the two gays were together at all. If you remember, right before the NYE kiss, they looked around, took a swig of champagne and then kissed. It was obviously a joke. And they appeared together in the end...at the post-wedding dinner...because they're both friends of the couple, not because the producers just figured they'd lump together the gay characters as a couple.


I had mixed feelings about the movie. I always love the relationships among the women -- there are so many things that I think they get right emotionally. Carrie's fight with Miranda, for example. I hated the stuff with Mr. Big and had a real problem with Carrie marrying him after what he did to her.

BTW, JLo -- the SatC movie has been on HBO on demand almost constantly for the past six months. I don't know how often they've been running it as part of their programming, but it's available if you have HBO.


loathe the inside out, cut off sweatshirt. and with PEARLS? good lord, no. ugh.

i would roll an old lady using a walker for the t-straps. and that white dress is beautiful.

i'm not a big fan of the show, though i have caught a couple of episodes on occasion. saw the movie with girlfriends from work and it was ehhh...probably will wait until this one is out on cable.


TLo said:
...jokes that strangely, no one makes when male actors of the same age set are held out as sex symbols with leading ladies half their age.

THANK YOU, TLo! Besides, aren't they in their forties? Too old for sex?? Yikes, I'm 39...does that mean this is my last year of sex? Bullshit.

She looks good. I'm liking the toned-down look. It's appropriate, plus I don't know...some of the outfits she used to wear had me laughing.
Love those last shoes. LOVE.


I've never seen the big hoopla over SaTC so I don't know how to feel about this. I do want those gold shoes though.


Wow - love that last look! Love the first one, too, but you're right - it would not be flattering on too many women.

The last look is *not* matchy-match. Yes, she's got the gold shoes and gold bag, but the silver (marcasite?) necklace gives the look a twist.


"Suzq said: It's a pet peeve of mine. Bright, shiny, showroom new vintage cars. Cars in real life have dust, bird poo and road tar on them.

Although those sidewalks would be squeaky clean of dog poo, at least, as the NY Pooper Scooper Law passed in August 1978."





To me, it's not actually the cleanliness, per se, but rather the flavor of NYC before it got sanitized for the tourist's protection & filled with chain stores. The funkiness, the mom&pops, the open spaces devoid of bridge&tunnel crawlers, the impromptu street art, (even the graffiti) - all of the stuff that's been wiped away by gentrification.

--GothamTomato


Lulu
9/2/09 11:45 AM Besides, aren't they in their forties? Too old for sex?? Yikes, I'm 39...does that mean this is my last year of sex? Bullshit.



It's not that you're too old for sex.

It's just that no one wants to see it.


I love the series but hated the movie. SJP looks great in the last dress, it reminds me of the "old" Carrie that I fell in love with.


Do Stanford and Anthony end up together? They shared a New Year's Eve kiss and appear to be friends throughout the movie, but that's all. If you watch the DVD with MPK's commentary (yes, I'm that pathetic) he said it was intentionally vague as to whether Stanford and Anthony are together, if I recall correctly.


"Jlo said: but I thought there was way too much gratuitous sex in it. I saw the HBO version of the show and it wasn't that obscene, this was just too much. I hope they will realise that there is more to Sex and the City than just sex."




I didn't see any gratuitous sex in the movie at all. Everything was part of the story. If anything, they watered the whole thing down for the mass-market basic cable audience: Less sex, less Gay, less charm all equal less heart.

--GothamTomato


I would love to have those lovely gold shoes just for the sake of having them!
Probably wouldn't ever wear them, but I would just like to have them to pet them.
Too weird?

The only real reaction I had to that movies was rolling my eyes at the Stanford/Anthony kiss. Stanny's too good for him. Oh, and poor Steve...I was kind of hoping he wouldn't show up on the bridge. That Miranda's too caustic for his sweet nature.


I saw the pics yesterday at other gossip sites, but I'm glad TLO gave us the detailed review of the clothes. I love the first and third look and the Mary Jane shoes are gorgeous!!!!
I definitely agree with the second look being a flashback, and did anyone notice that in that picture SJP still has her mole? she doesn't have it in the other pictures.
anyway, I had mixed feelings about the first movie, but still i'm looking forward to the sequel.


WHOA! Wait a minute! The real issue here is, who is that overgrown schoolboy dogging SJP in that first pic? Someone should tell him his clothes look completely ridiculous, make him strip, and DO HIM right there on the sidewalk, in front of God & everybody (and the rolling cameras -- bonus!).

White hair, killer legs, beard -- hully bejeezus, if that's what they have for EXTRAS, I just might have to go see this movie!


If those middle pictures are supposed to be a flashback to Carrie in the '80's arriving in NY (and judging from the fashion and the cab, they are)....I wonder if they're going to do some FX on her face like they did for Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in X-Men 3, to youthen her up a bit.

Love the last look, definitely, but I agree that she needs a slip or something. Do people still wear slips?


SJP is starting to get that stringy jerky-dried-up-in-the-sun look that Madonna has been sporting the last few years. I think she needs to gain a few pound, to plump up and fill out so she doesn't look *so* haggard.

BTW, in what alternate universe are you living where multiple Louboutins don't rate as "conspicuous consumption"?

(I *hated* her wedding dress in the first movie - utterly despised it in the same way I vomited over Princess Di's nuclear bomb blast / mushroom cloud of lace disaster.)


LaFemmeFataleinNY

""Jlo said: but I thought there was way too much gratuitous sex in it. I saw the HBO version of the show and it wasn't that obscene, this was just too much. I hope they will realise that there is more to Sex and the City than just sex."


I don't know about the rest of the country, but people fuck and a lot in NY. It's part of the story, those girls slept around.


fashionablylate

The last look is definitely a winner - love that necklace, who's it by, and could we have a closeup?


Do people still wear slips?

I don't know about "people" (LOL) but I have one particular dress that I always wear a slip with.

I didn't like the first SaTC movie because I thought Carrie, Miranda, and Samantha all acted like idiots.

That said, these are very nice looks although that cut-out sweatshirt looks perilously close to slipping a bit too low.

Also, Carrie is wearing a wedding ring in the "now" photos, so no surprise that Big is still around.


mauka--makai

one of the missed opportunities of the first film was that they totally missed out on their 5th star - New York City. Sure if was shot there, but where was the sweeping views, the camera shots and angles that makes one long to be in that great city? It was shot like a television show, all close-ups and edits, not taking advantage of film as a medium.

love the white dress look, agree with everyone, understated elegance. course I could never in a million years wear those shoes, for me, eye candy only.


Well my first thought seeing the headline, I almost expected a picture of Jack Mackenroth's torso get another cameo

Anyway I lked the series, my roomie wasn't a major fan. He loved the clothes in the film but we both didn't think much of the movie. I felt very annoyed with the behavior of Carrie, Samantha and Miranda.

I wanted someone to smack carrie up the side of the head and make her realize that some of what happened was her own doing. That after getting back from the trip she should have at least sat down and had a grown up conversation with Big. He's no great prize but he did repeatly try to call her and they did find this out later. He didn't just leave her. Also he did come back to go through with the wedding.

It shouldn't have taken all those months just for her to have a mature talk with the man.

Miranda was a real bitch but at least her actions were believavble owing to the story line

What I couldn't believe is the story they gave Samantha. She wants her freedom? She feels confined? Give me a break. Here's a guy who not only can satisfy her sexually, but who has been open to all her sex games. He stood by her through all her problems and her battle with cancer and is sensitive to try to fulfill all her needs. His love for her is beyond the physical and he is the most mature man she's ever been involved with. He is also secure enough to give her her space and not make demands on her. C'mon, Smith is the guy we're all looking for.

For anyone who followed the show the kiss with Anthoiny and Stanford was totally unbelievable. It is unbelieavable they would even be at a party together. Those 2 have never liked each other if for no other reason Anthony is such pushy, bitchy superifcial queen who thought Stanford was an embarrasment to be around. And during the final season Standford was in a serious relationship with that good looking actor. A sweet guy who appreciated Standford and was not hung up on what he looked like. If that guy was gone it should have been at least referenced.

I'll likely pass on the next SATC film. I see no point to it

FRank


Looks like a Fatal Attraction perm to me. Maybe she'll tell Big: I won't be IGNORED!

Anyhow, I enjoyed the show but thought the first movie was insane. I never did understand the just-add-water reconciliation at the end. It was almost like Carrie was taking responsibility for Big leaving her at the altar. Complete mystery. But that Carrie character was often crawling to men anyhow, in my opinion.


Personally, I love all the label talk in the tv show and the movie. I mean, how can you frequent a site like this and not? The fashion has always been another character on the show. I can't wait to see it!


Carrie's clothes actually look beautiful in those previews. I loved SaTC, but HATED it when she would dress like a drunken clown.


"But that Carrie character was often crawling to men anyhow, in my opinion." AMEN TO THAT!


"LaFemmeFataleinNY said: I don't know about the rest of the country, but people fuck and a lot in NY."




I don't think they do in the rest of the country. They can't reproduce the normal way - that's why they recruit.

--GothamTomato


"mauka--makai said: one of the missed opportunities of the first film was that they totally missed out on their 5th star - New York City. Sure if was shot there, but where was the sweeping views, the camera shots and angles that makes one long to be in that great city?"




I'm guessing that's because of the changes in the audience & the city between when they were filming the show & the movie.

When they were filming the show, they were always around and everyone ignored them & let them go about their business, as we do with every other film shot here. But by the time they started filming the movie, the city was exponentially over-run with tourists, and the show was too popular, and every on-location set was mobbed by lookie-loos just standing there to watch. There were all kinds of fly on the wall outdoor scenes they couldn't do anymore.

--GothamTomato


Love,love,love the pics of Carrie in SATC 2!
cant wait for it...


i know,i know,I'm a sad old queen..
pls give us regular updates ok.

btw...love the guy behind Carrie in the first pic...cute bearcub in very hot outfit!!
:-)


Anonymous 12:04 said:
It's not that you're too old for sex.
It's just that no one wants to see it.


That's charming.
The good news is that you too will one day be mature and you'll realize just how untrue and unfair that statement is.


Is the scriptwriter for Part 2 the same person as Part 1?


How is that sweat shirt not falling completely off her body? And, please, no cabbie will see her upraised hand because they'll be too busy looking at the lady bits that can be seen clear through the fabric. Jeez.


Lulu
9/2/09 2:02 PM Anonymous 12:04 said:
It's not that you're too old for sex.
It's just that no one wants to see it.


That's charming.
The good news is that you too will one day be mature and you'll realize just how untrue and unfair that statement is.




I was kidding.


I can't wait to stalk her again. And I'm so glad you guys are ripping her costumes; I hope these posts continue!


If you were an adult in 1983, you can no longer believablely play yourself in a flashback to that era.


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Sewing Siren said, "If you were an adult in 1983, you can no longer believablely play yourself in a flashback to that era."

Oh, but people have been doing that in the movies since. . . forever.

Now, onto a more important issue: I've been away for a few days so I don't know if your avatar pic is new or if I should understand it, but please 'splain.


BB,
I changed to my beehive cocktail hat when were discussing the Olsen twins and their rabbit/mouse ear headband, which I rather liked.


Remember in the SATC movie when Mr. big and Carrie have sex in the closet after they meet at the apartment they had to sell because they broke up after he left her at the alter, you know, the part where he proposes to her with HER OWN FUCKING SHOE(!!!!!!!!!) and she accepts? You remember that? Well, I hope that Carrie is dressed like that because they are flashing back to the point in 1985 when she was cursed by a roving band of NYC Gypsies (for stealing their cab of course). They obviously cursed her to lead a life of self worth, discovery, self sufficiency, empowerment, and enjoyment only to turn retarded for a few moments in 2008 and MARRY THAT FAT DOUCHE!
Otherwise, take off your Flash Dance sweatshirt, brush out the Basic Instinct hair, and stop trying to make a stereotype into a superhero.
K?


Maybe they can just edit her 1982 Square Pegs head onto her 2009 Flashdance body. Voila! Instant flashback through the magic of modern-day digital editing.


>>That second look isn't late 70's Streisand. She looks more like an aging Vegas hooker.

What more is there to say? If, in fact, that is a flashback scene, this movie will be even more unintentionally hilarious than I had dreamed.


good call on the flashback. the mole on her chin is there. It has since been removed.


gotta be a flashback - we havent had that model taxi cab in nyc since the 80s


Thanks, SS. I missed that one. But your look is very cute, and I always enjoy seeing what you come up with.


too many cats

I got a definite Cloris Leachman vibe from the supposed 80s flashback.
That, for those too young to remember a younger Cloris Leachman, is a bad, bad thing


i'm not dorothy gale

I like SJP's natural curl or SOME curl; it softens her features. The white off-the shoulder, 80s hair was so Glenn Close in "Fatal Attraction" And the woman has had some nice face work done.

Like others I'm not sure I'd rush to the theatre to see this. SATC I wore me out with all the contrived drama. What now? Carrie & Big have twins? Someone dies from an overdose of injectibles? Meh.


Frank, I actually thought Samantha breaking up with Smith was one of the more believable aspects of the movie. Throughout the show, she was a big-ass ho, and proud of it. That was the purpose of her character, and pretty much her entire persona. Take that away and she's just not Samantha anymore. I never really bought the whole Smith thing from her - it seemed like they were trying to get everyone together at the end of the series (like they did in the movie). The Smith plotline (and to a lesser extent), the cancer plotline) just seemed to be really forced for Samantha's character. I thought the movie rectified the semi-bullshitty sickeningly-sweet way they left off her character at the end of the series, and it was one of the few things that rang true in the entire movie.


the last pair of shoes made me gasp. i want...i need....


I saw the first movie with a basic knowledge of the major storylines of the series and didn't hate it. Then I watched the series and didn't hate it. I'm guessing I'll see this second movie on DVD (because I doubt I'll be theatre-ing it) and won't hate it either.

It's all entertaining and the complete opposite of my life. I can't relate to any of what happens, it's a nice temporary escape into tv land.

The outfits here are pretty nice, minus the 80s flashback... just don't bring back the tutu. Whoever said Carrie was starting look a tad bit leathery, I agree. She still looks good, but a little harsh at times.


"Sewing Siren said: If you were an adult in 1983, you can no longer believablely play yourself in a flashback to that era."




You can. It'll just take ALOT of Vaseline.

--GothamTomato


WHERE CAN I GET THOSE SHOES?!


Though she looks better and better as she get older, who gives a fcuk to SJP?

Where the hell is Kim?


Carrie Bradshaw needs to retire.


The shoes are gorgeous, especially the first pair. I guess Carrie is no longer a fan of Manolos. Oh, the power of advertising. Thanks for this, guys, please keep them coming.


Yes GT - the only people who have sex are NYers in NY.

Another brilliant insight at 9/2/09 1:49 PM


she ooks amazing, she is my idol.


My god she looks great! Can't wait for the movie to come out.


They ruined the series by having these stupid movies.


I liked the show on HBO and the first movie, ok sort of, but they need to put an end to this. I hope they're not planning on having a third one.


She isn’t wearing her wedding ring. Hmmm...


KlausK said...

"They ruined the series by having these stupid movies."


They ruined the series by continuing it beyond season 4. Buck up and enjoy their half-assed attempts to make money or just ignore it and don't complain.


I love the series, and even loved the movie. I don't think it's really worth the effort to take it as anything but face-value, or to look to it to project our feelings about the "tough times"-I live them and don't desire to see a movie about them, thanks much. Also, Stanford and Anthony kissing might have been unrealistic, but it was far from offensive.

I love the gals and I can't wait to have them back.


"Anon said: Yes GT - the only people who have sex are NYers in NY."




True. And NYers are also the only people who get irony. We have it shmeared on our bagels.

--GothamTomato


I don't know if anyone else has pointed this out...but in the shot with all the luggage...that blue hat box is in fact a Louis Vuitton bag. :)


No, the flashbacks would make perfect sense if they went back a generation to where the Bravaschinskis stood at Ellis Island and had their name changed to "Bradshaw."

Fast forward to Miranda's son's first communion. She accepts a large donation from a corrupt senator for the alumni association of her law school. He later tries to extort money from her.

Flashback to 1980, when a frizzy Carrie turns to petty crime to get in good with the local mob boss.

Fast foward to Miranda, who asks Samantha to seduce the senator in order to extort him in reverse. Samantha grabs the senator's head and kisses him saying, "You broke my heart." And you know what that means.

Trust me, these techniques were deployed before to make the second movie far superior to the first.


oh.my.god.

i spoke too soon about how ridiculous the inside out, cut off sweatshirt is....i'm sitting in a class right now and a girl is wearing an inside out t-shirt(?) that is cut off and she's wearing it EXACTLY like carrie is in the picture above.

i could die.


I would maim, pillage and kill for that last pair of shoes!
Cant wait - this show is such a guilty pleasure of mine.


I'm guessing their'll be lots of soft lens & magic focus around the girls in any flashback scenes.

Flashdance makes me think the movie might be fun!


Didn't see the first movie, probably won't see the second but Carrie's non-flashback outfits are quite nice. Except for the handbag in the first one. She looks like she wrestled a flamingo to the ground and skinned it.


"When they were filming the show, they were always around and everyone ignored them & let them go about their business, as we do with every other film shot here. But by the time they started filming the movie, the city was exponentially over-run with tourists ..."

As opposed to -- oh, say -- Los Angeles, where there is absolutely no movie-shooting going on ever, nor are there any turistas tripping around under foot, getting in the way.

Geez, but this NY-centric point of view of the universe just gets dumber and more annoying every year that it's allowed to go on. I'm *so* glad that Project Runway relocated OUT of that big bad apple.


Something I enjoyed about the TV series was they never bothered to explain how these four very different women met and became friends. I fear that flashback costume suggests that might be the storyline for the new movie.
If all the leads have flashback scenes there's going to be a major botox shortage in the coming months...

(Thanks for linking to your review, TLo - the comments sextion was a zillion times more entertaining than the movie)


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As I was saying...

From today's NYDaily News- an article about lookie-loos disrupting filming:

http://tinyurl.com/oxxqnz

--GothamTomato


Not feeling those gold glitter shoes.

The look like she stole them from the Wicked Witch of the East and dyed them gold.


I love the first movie.
What are you guys talking about.
It was a roller coaster ride and so many fashion iconic moments (and mistakes).
Fabulous!

I know I will love Part 2 too.


" Anonymous said...

As opposed to -- oh, say -- Los Angeles, where there is absolutely no movie-shooting going on ever, nor are there any turistas tripping around under foot, getting in the way.

Geez, but this NY-centric point of view of the universe just gets dumber and more annoying every year that it's allowed to go on. I'm *so* glad that Project Runway relocated OUT of that big bad apple"

Goodness, someone's a little testy this morning. The difference between LA and New York is that New York has tens of millions of people walking around every day as opposed to driving around, as in LA. It has nothing to do with a "NY-centric" point of view that is being "allowed" (seriously, WTF?).


Anon - 9/3/09 1:30 AM

Heathen...hahaha
I'm with you.


I didn't like the movie nearly as much as I had liked the show because of the nearly completely Carrie-centric plot, and her not-so-moving turn as Bridezilla.


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Heavens to Betsy, those CL gold pumps are to die for. Immediately tried to find them online (yeah, like I can afford them!), didn't see the pumps but DID see them in the iconic CL peep toe slingback version that was TO DIE (especially in black!!).

But I digress. DIDN'T love the first movie, in fact pretty much had a "Godfather III" moment. It was stilted, devoid of heart and swimming in the self-congratulatory fog of a creative team that seemed to have lost sight of what made this series resonate with its audience (no doubt in the guise of needing to "translate it to the big screen.") The breezy, playful self-absorption that made Carrie so beloved had morphed into a shallow, me-me-me narcissism that I found not in the least attractive. Some of it brushed off on Miranda too. Samantha came off the best, and if Charlotte had had more than a few insipid scenes I would have been able to comment on her. Let's not even get started on the guys!!!...

Here's hoping these wrongs will be righted in the next go-round. If the pics are any indication, it looks promising at least from a sartorial perspective.


bitchybitchybitchy

I know that I"ll end up forking over my money to this one when it comes out in the multiplex.

And Mr. Big had better damn still be in the picture!


Hyacinth: "She isn’t wearing her wedding ring. Hmmm..."

Actually, she is. You can see it in the close up photo of the pink (red?) CL bag she's holding. As (I assume) the curly-hair-all-in-white photos is a flashback sequence she wouldn't be wearing it there.


OMG, I totally had that permed hair from about 1988-1990. Why did I do that to myself?!


I will probably see S&TC2 as long as they promise not to show Ms. Nixon's full-frontal wooo-aaahhh AGAIN!


Yep, looks like ima be seeing this one in the theaters...just like the first one.


I love SATC but the Converse/Luggage look makes her look old. Actually I think it's the overdone makeup coupled with the hair


TLo said...
"Hi Krystina,

It's from the Halston Heritage collection. It's a lower-priced collection based on original Halston designs. We love it.

XO
T Lo"


Thanks so much boys! I'm so sad it's not out yet, I did some surfing around and it's supposed to come out in spring of 2010.

I'm pretty sure that dress will be the bane of my fiance's existence soon enough! But hell, my bridal shower is sometime next summer and it's PERFECT.


Good pictures..I like them





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