Sex and the City Lands!
The first reviews, the latest SATC gossip and That Dress, which Sarah Jessica Parker wore to the premiere of “Sex and the City 2” in NYC. A gorgeous canary yellow Valentino gown – how do you rate it?
SATC stylist avoids trends
Patricia Field doesn’t pay attention to trends. The ‘Sex and the City’ stylist – who has worked on all six series and two films of the romantic comedy franchise – says she wants to create a classic look for the films so they never go out of style. She said: “I’m not mindful of trends. I kind of run away from that because what’s going to be there next season is not going to be there the season after. And movies last a long time. If you look at ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ today, it looks absolutely gorgeous. You don’t say it looks out of style.”
The New York-based fashionista also claims she “hooks” the looks of the main characters – Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes – around one particular story arch, and in ‘Sex and the City 2’ used the Middle East for inspiration. She told MetroNews.ca: “If you find your hook in the script you go with it. The main thing is they get invited to the Middle East by a sheik for a 10-star vacation. So this was my motivation. The anticipation of a trip that they never even could imagine.”
Shesaid said: Did we mention how excited we are about the film hitting our shores next week? Just in case we didn’t… we’re pretty excited! : )
Critic calls SATC “anti-Muslim”
As the stars of the film walked the red carpet for the premiere of ‘Sex and the City 2’ in New York this morning the first review labelled the highly anticipated sequel as “anti-Muslim”.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis wowed fans outside Radio City Music Hall ahead of the wider release of the film in the US on Thursday, but the Hollywood Reporter reviewer was not so easily impressed. While admitting the follow-up to the 2008 movie will be a “smash”, the reviewer said the scenes with the foursome in Abu Dhabi were “creepy and off-putting”. “(Carrie) and her friends run up against the puritanical and misogynistic culture of the Middle East,” the reviewer wrote. “The rather scathing portrayal of Muslim society no doubt will stir controversy, especially in a frothy summer entertainment, but there’s something bracing about the film’s saucy political incorrectness.” “‘SATC 2’ is at once proudly feminist and blatantly anti-Muslim, which means that it might confound liberal viewers.” “Even in an escapist fantasy, the spectacle of women sinking into this billionaire’s paradise at a time of widespread economic hardship initially seems creepy and off-putting.” Describing it as “tasteless humour”, the Hollywood Reporter tells of a scene in the latest film where “a bunch of Muslim women who strip off their black robes to reveal the stylish Western outfits they are concealing beneath their discreet garb”. The critic also complained the film is “at least 40 minutes too long” but the review does concede that won’t stop women leaving “swooning over the digs and the rags”. Oh do you think a man did that review for the Hollywood Reporter?
Officials in the United Arab Emirates would not grant permission for producers to film the motion picture in their country and neither would the city of Dubai. Writer and director Michael Patrick King was told by UAE officials when he wanted to film in Abu Dhabi or Dubai “Abu Dhabi was like, ‘You know, the UAE is not really ready to have four sexually liberated American girls filmed here,” so they filmed in Morocco.
Shesaid said: We’re reserving our judgment until we see the film for ourselves, but couldn’t help but wonder – is this review taking the film a little seriously?
Sarah Jessica Parker’s McQueen tribute
Sarah Jessica Parker will present the posthumous Special Tribute Award to Alexander McQueen at the Council of Fashion Designers America (CFDA) Awards on June 7. The ‘Sex and the City 2’ actress will award the prize to the British designer – who committed suicide in February – as a special tribute to his work. The pair famously walked the red carpet together at the Costume Institute Gala in 2006 in matching tartan outfits. Commenting on his death at the time, Sarah Jessica said some of the designer’s work was “jaw-dropping”. She said: “He was talented well beyond his years and the seriousness and unrivalled talent which he applied to his work is in bountiful display year after year and collection after collection. “Every single inspired, original, lofty, whimsical, stunning, brilliant and jaw-dropping detail was Alexander McQueen.” Author Caroline Kennedy will present the Eleanor Lambert Award to US Vogue fashion editor Tonne Goodman, who has previously exclaimed her pleasure at receiving the prize. She said: “It’s lovely to be recognised for something that you love as much as we do – I have loved my job and my work and the people that I’ve worked with.”
Shesaid said: Who is your fave designer?
Secretive wife Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker keeps secrets from her husband. The ‘Sex and the City’ actress – who has seven-year-old son James Wilkie and 11-month-old twin daughters Marion and Tabitha with spouse Matthew Broderick – believes the key to a good marriage is to retain an air of mystery. She said: “I like having some mystery in our relationship. I like not knowing everything about my husband. I think people should have things that are theirs, things that are the unknown to someone else. I think it’s good to have some privacy and some secrets in our lives.”
The 45-year-old star also claimed her husband has no problem watching her get intimate with another actor in any of her movies. She told Parade.com: “We’ve been together for years. Both of us have starred in movies opposite lots of beautiful, smart, interesting people. But we have still come home to the same house, to each other. Matthew isn’t jealous when I’m in a movie with a sexy guy. He doesn’t seem to show any degree of being threatened by it. I don’t know, maybe he doesn’t care.”
Shesaid said: Do you think it’s important to reveal all in a relationship?