Saturday, March 12, 2005

Is "Sex and the City" like soft porn for women?



My wife - and women in general - seem addicted to HBO's "Sex and the City" the way my single friends are addicted to Cinemax's late-night offerings of gratuitous nudity. For the beer-drinking, hot-wing loving set, there's nothing like a late-night rerun of "Hard Ticket to Hawaii," or "Savage Beach," or "Hot Babes in Paradise." For the Victoria's Secret-wearing, chocolate-eating gang, 'tis all about the first-name necklace, shoes and the honest sex talk of Sarah Jessica Parker and her gang of single, New York 30-somethings.

This show is also prone to its bits of gratuitous nudity thanks to the slut character, Samantha. It's just not as gratuitous as what the guys are watching. But women don't seem to need lots of visuals of boobs with absolutely no penis in sight - they're the fairer sex after all. The reason why guys can't get into the show is all of the damn sensitivity. The cancer, the alzheimers, the infertility, the impotence, the hurt feelings ... and all of that damn talking! Talking, talking, talking. It's all about shoes and perfume. Couldn't the show's writers mix in a little dialogue about sports and power tools to broaden the audience? I guess not.

So, the division remains clear. Women rent or TiVO "the City" over and over and over. The fellas pop in "Star Wars," "Scarface," or "Swingers" until they've memorized every line. Thing is, it just wouldn't be practical for women to memorize and recite all of that damn witty dialogue on "the City." Oh well, I guess they can just tell us all about their day instead.

Hey honey, do you mind fetching me a Corona with a lime?

7 comments:

Sudiegirl said...
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Sudiegirl said...

Gosh!

I have never really gotten into "Sex and the City" myself. Real women don't wear stilleto heels 24/7. They do have some choice men on there, though...give me Mikhail Baryshnikov anyday...drool!

BTW, didn't know that Salma Hayek was dating Quincy Jones, but ya know, maybe she could teach him a thing or two, ya know?

And finally, I can't share your enthusiasm for Star Wars...but Harold and Kumar rock the house. Long live White Castle, y'all!

Sudiegirl

Martini Love said...

Hey what is that all about??? Sex in the City is great but I am sorry I have to tell ya' I happen to care a whole deal about Star Wars because R2D2 kicks ass and Swingers PLEASE that movie taught me everything I need to know about men... and I have it memorized because it kicks ass too.... I mean everyone knows about the boys and their NHL hockey games and ripping up a girls phone number right after she gave it to you... so funny!! Great tips from that movie..if men paid attention to Sex in The City they wouldn't need to try so hard to figure us out, but why am I telling you... you're married so maybe your one of the good ones!!


What the hell is Hard Ticket to Hawaii sounds awesome... just kidding!!

O-dogg said...

Heh, I knew this would ruffle some Prada feathers. If and when wifey checks in, I'm sure I'll get more "education."

Glad to see there are some Harold & Kumar, Swingers and Napoleon Dynamite fans out there. Wifey is a closet Star Wars fan, just dying to play with my replica Darth Vader sword. That doesn't sound good, does it?

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Pantuf said...

Soft porn for women? Let me just fill you in oh wise one about women. It isn't the naked boobies that makes this show addictive to women like me. It's the honest blunt tell it like it is banter between friends. Now, I know that you men think you're the only ones who have locker room talk. Or, at least you'd like to think that the fairer gender isn't discusing up the butt sex, a man with a pinky sized sausage, or a man who over eats....but sweetheart, we do. Go ahead and watch your Star Wars a billion times, and feel free to "write your blog" while secretly watching S&C with me.

Don't worry babe I'm pretty tight lipped, except for when I've had a few too many. And even then, you've only gotten rave reviews from me! Now, we're out of lime, so while you're out picking some up, be a dear and buy me some chocolate cake and Vodka. Mommy needs a Cosmo and a snack to rewatch her latest S&C DVD.

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