"Don't leave me hanging here": notes and an interview exploring the appeal of Sex and the City 2
Why are the critics being so harsh on Sex and the City 2? The film does have major problems, notably lots of poshlust, hype, loud scenes (with babies crying), histrionics, garish interiors, and the general smugness that comes from possessing a built-in fan base, but I went to see the movie in the spirit of trying to understand. What do the female fans get out of it? What kind of subtle messages get passed from Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda to all of the women of the world?