Posted on Friday, January 16th, 2009 by David Chen
With a budget of $65 million (apparently Manolo Blahniks are even more outrageously expensive than even I had originally thought), 2008’s Sex and the City movie went on to gross more than $415 million worldwide. Its pre-show ticket sales ranked up on the charts next to The Dark Knight and Twilight. With such unquestionably colossal success, talks of a sequel have already been percolating, with a potential release date in summer 2010.
Now a boatload of publications are reporting that “Britney Spears will be in the Sex and the City sequel!” To be fair, here’s what Heat magazine reported SATC star Sarah Jessica Parker as saying to her friends:
My idea is to have someone like Britney Spears move to New York as my cousin or niece and Carrie would show her the ropes.
It was probably an offhand comment and Spears could have been some random example that Parker pulled out of her ass. In other words, most likely, this news post is a complete waste of your time. On the other hand, who fits the description of someone that’s “like Britney Spears” other than Britney Spears? Plus, we all know that even though Spears’s Crossroads was a cinematic abomination, it was still a box office success.
Here’s the undisputable truth that every male geek may eventually be forced to grapple with during his lifetime: Sex and the City (the TV series) is not that bad. Sure, it might not be targeted at you, and sure, it might render the overwhelming vast majority of males as discarded female playthings. But its depictions of the male gender is no worse than what Seinfeld or beer commercials did with females. I haven’t seen the 2.5 hour Sex and the City film, but I would daresay that it probably didn’t get a fair shake from the male-dominated entertainment press (although to be fair, I know several SATC fans who thought the film was terrible).
In any case, I think SATC movie fans and non-fans alike will probably agree that if Spears co-starred in a Sex and the City movie, on opening weekend, local theaters would probably be explode with estrogen and money in an unholy combustion that us mortals are unlikely to have seen ever before.
Britney Spears. Sex and the City. Discuss.