Thursday, April 16, 2009

How is it that every woman can identify with one of them?

I decided to look this up because I saw the cutest "Sex and the City" episode yesterday, the one where Charlotte gets married to Trey (who I never liked) and Carrie doesn't know if she should tell Aidan that she cheated on him with Big. (I always liked Aidan so much better. He was so sweet. Big was arrogant, even though that's what made him entertaining.)

There were a lot of good lines in that episode. I love when Charlotte is talking about her wedding and says "This is my week" and Miranda responds, "No, this is your day. You get a day, not a week." And when Carrie's deciding whether or not to tell Aidan, and she says "I started to tell him, but I was afraid that if I did, he would never look at me that same way again." And of course, how it ended with the bridesmaids picture and Carrie narrating, "It's hard to find people who will love you unconditionally. I'm lucky enough to have three."

So that brings me to this. I have never seen the movie even though I really want to, but I decided to look at these interviews anyway. This guy (who's giggling like a fangirl) asked each of the four in interviews how it is that every woman in America seems to be able to say "I'm like Carrie!" or "I'm like Samantha!" How can everyone identify themselves with one of these four women? Kim Cattrall gave the best answer.

She said that it's not that everyone can necessarily say they are exactly like one of the four, but that these characters are like four parts of one whole woman. Everyone has a day where they feel all optimistic like Charlotte, days when they're cynical like Miranda, hopeful and pensive like Carrie...and I would say Samantha is more living-in-the-moment fun-seeking. So yeah, everyone feels like each of them at different times.

Cynthia Nixon's response was "That's what an archetype is about, I guess." XD Also says a lot because all well-written characters are designed to make people understand them.

By the way, Kim Cattrall sounds so different in the show. I didn't realize the Samantha voice was intentional. Oh, and "hopefully an evening like Samantha" hahahaha.


I'm so obviously procrastinating. I will ramble about anything when I don't want to do math.

1 comment:

  1. I've never watched Sex in the City. I know, gasp!