Kim Cattrall has confirmed, on a British talk show with guest host Mel B., that a Sex and the City sequel is a go. (Watch the interview here.) While the actresses finalize their deals, Slezak and I thought we’d start the brainstorming session. First our suggestions for story lines, then yours.
• Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Big (Chris Noth): Big loses his money in the current economic crisis, and Carrie’s career goes from Vogue to
PopWatch a blog. They’re forced to reevaluate their priorities and discover happiness isn’t just a walk-in closet.
• Samantha (Cattrall): Her PR career takes a nosedive, and she tries to revive her fortunes through a Bravo-style reality show called PR Lady. (She also admits that she could’ve stayed in Los Angeles with Smith — and just not worked for him — because other people in Hollywood have, in fact, been known to need publicists.)
• Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Steve (David Eigenberg): Having seem them deal with marital issues in the first film, we want these two to be happy….We also want Miranda to become involved at Brady’s school, coaching soccer (even though she’s never played soccer) and facing off with other moms at PTA.
• Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Harry (Evan Handler): After extension discussion, and remembering that Charlotte kinda bores us, we decided that she needs serious drama. At first, we thought health scare, which would lead to a nice Samantha-Charlotte moment. (Samantha feeding Carrie in bed was one of my favorite moments in the first film.) But then, we thought about how underused Harry was in that movie, and we determined that he should just go ahead and die offscreen in the sequel. If you make it a random act of violence in Manhattan, you not only get Charlotte losing her hard-fought happy ending, but also all four women suddenly angry with the show’s fifth lady, New York. Imagine a sobbing Charlotte telling Samatha that unlike her, she didn’t choose to go life alone. And Samantha telling Charlotte she doesn’t have to. Tissues, please.
More on Sex and the City:
Owen Gleiberman’s review of the movie
Sex and the City: Rating the men
Secrets from the (first) movie set
Confess: The moment you related to SATC
EW’s Sex and the City Movie Central