After "Sex and the City" stomped its Manolos all over the box-office, a sequel felt inevitable, and now HBO's president has made it more than a feeling. "There is enormous interest by Warner Bros. and New Line to do another 'Sex and the City' and I think, in fact, they're trying to put that together now," he said yesterday. "There is a lot of energy behind thinking of another 'Sex and the City' movie."
And when he says "energy," he means dollar signs in the eyes of Hollywood executives. And that's what worries me. Are these executives giving the fans something they want, or are they giving the suits something they want?
I am a true blue "SATC" fan. I own the series, know all the lines and, sadly, think of those four women as people I actually know. I also loved the movie despite its numerous flaws -- Jennifer Hudson, Big's behavior, a lack of Harry, and Carrie's final decision - and wouldn't undoubtedly see the sequel, but like a second serving of dinner, do I really need it?
What would the sequel even be about? Jumbling up Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda's lives yet again? I feel like the most logical issues were raised and resolved in the first film, making any other dramatics feel forced. So unless "SATC 2" is going to be a road-trip movie that's just a bit of fun, I think they should leave well enough alone.
Everyone involved barely made it out of the first one unscathed and SJP has said that it took four years to come up with the perfect plot, too. What now, they're just going to settle? Wasn't that the whole message of "Sex and the City," not to settle for anything but the very best?