At Stylight, we’re obsessed with SATC. Like, seriously obsessed.
We’re a fashion company that has been head-over-Manolos in love with the TV series ever since Carrie first put on her tutu. Sex and the City is celebrating its 20th anniversary on June 6 and to celebrate, we rewatched all 94 episodes (and the two movies) (AKA a regular Friday night), and decided to create an interactive game to honor the show and its leading ladies.
Six seasons, two movies, four women and forty objects. How well do you think you know Carrie & Co.?
Over the six seasons the show aired, Carrie’s best friends, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha, grew to become our own. We celebrated their triumphs and mourned their losses. Through each of their imperfections, we learned to laugh at our own.
Sex and the City was unashamed to delve into the messiness of friendships and romantic relationships. In many ways, Carrie was an anti-hero. She could be selfish, narcissistic and ignorant, but those exact traits are also what made her so exquisitely relatable. Samantha’s sexual-bravado and Charlotte’s optimism, Miranda’s cynicism, and Carrie’s tenacity, each woman represented a part of us. Who you are and who you want to be.
The seeming immortality of Sex and the City is such because even after 20 years, the experiences of the four women continue to echo our own. We fall in love and experience heartbreak, gossip with our girlfriends and spend too much money on shoes.
So, in homage to Carrie Bradshaw, the queen of questions herself, when it comes to our undying obsession with SATC, is it time to stop questioning and just give in?
A lot has happened since we were first introduced to Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte 20 years ago. Over the six years the series ran, it garnered a total of seven Emmy wins and eight Golden Globes awards. The four women later went on to reprise their roles in 2008 and 2010 in two different Sex and the City films that, depending on who you ask, were either terrific or terrible.
Emulating the notoriety of their characters, the four leading ladies never strayed too far away from the spotlight themselves:
After saying goodbye to Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker starred in films like “The Family Stone” and “Failure to Launch.” Even though the 53-year-old actress told The New York Times that she’d never do a television show again, Parker announced her involvement in the HBO comedy “Divorce” in 2016. SJP and her husband, Matthew Broderick, recently celebrated 21 years of marriage and have three children together: their son James and twins Marion and Tabitha.
Kim Cattrall has made several appearances in TV shows and starred in multiple broadway productions since hanging up Samantha Jones’ furry handcuffs in 2010. However, the 61-year-old English-Canadian actress’ most recent appearance in the headlines was due to a fiery Instagram post directed at Sarah Jessica Parker following the disappearance and death of Cattrall’s brother.
Kristin Davis was nominated for an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for her role as Charlotte York. The 53-year-old took a step back from acting after SATC ended in 2004 and didn’t return to the screen until 2014 when she appeared in “Bad Teacher.” Davis is an Oxfam ambassador and a patron of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. She adopted a daughter in 2011 and added a baby boy to her family earlier this year.
Cynthia Nixon, the real life Miranda Hobbes, announced her official candidacy for governor of New York state on March 19, 2018. The 51-year-old is an outspoken figure for LGBT rights and breast cancer. Nixon shares two children, Charles and Samantha, with her ex-husband. She and her wife, Christine Marinoni, welcomed son Max in 2011.