In all honesty, I saw the movie days ago thanks to the 24 Hours daily newspaper. Don’t worry as this post isn’t about spoilers or details (that one will hit the wires tomorrow), but I thought I would continue my current saucy mini series by highlighting this local girl’s view of Sex and the City in honor of tonight’s silver screen event.
Six years ago I lived in Boston and one of the highlights of my living arrangement was that my roommate loved gadgets tech toys. These included a huge TV, premium cable packages and surround sound, which resulted in evenings spent sitting on the lovely Crate & Barrel sofa with obscenely large cushions watching the last few seasons of Sex and the City on HBO.
Seeing as how I was all by my lonesome in Boston and hardly made any female friends (I worked with geeky boys mostly) the show to me was bittersweet. However, the roommate bonding time was pretty priceless as he and his girlfriend pretty much kept me afloat in many ways when I was so far from home.
Upon my return to Vancouver, alas, there was no HBO and the DVDs hadn’t yet hit store shelves. I relied on Bravo reruns and horribly edited TBS syndicated morsels for my SATC fixes.
I’m not going to commit a cardinal blogger rule and divulge which Sex and the City character I am because frankly I think there’s a bit of each of the girls in all of us. I have my quirky moments, my determined and driven steamroller days, my playful tendencies (including a more tender side of me only my husband gets to see) and no matter how rough and tumble I try to be, a spider in my room would still make me squeal.
Tonight I’m heading to the exclusive premiere gala (pre-movie, at Republic) and I’ll be alone, more than likely amongst contest winners with their “three gal pals” that they were allowed to bring along. Since I’m covering the event I suppose my involvement and experience will differ from theirs, but nonetheless it would be nice to order a retro cosmo with someone else who came of age in the Parcheesi era – or even of the Trouble generation like me.
Honestly, what would make me pretty darn happy would to be able to spend that evening out with my husband. Every girl has their independent side, which should never be lost, but like I’ve said before… most of the time it seems as though it’s John and me versus the world. Quite frankly, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My official movie review will be published at 1:00am Friday May 30th
Show times start at 10:00pm Thursday May 29th, check out CinemaClock for details about all Metro Vancouver theatres screening the movie.