Friday, June 4, 2010
Why I Can't, and Won't with Sex and the City II
When I heard there was a movie in 2008, I really gave it the side eye even with Jennifer Hudson on it. I just didn't feel like we needed to see women who had clearly aged (and most not so well) engaging in young girl hoe shit. I could get with it when I believed they were in their Thirties.
Unfortunately, these women are not impressing me anymore because at a certain age, there are just certain things that you should have in order. Be single or not. Be married or not. I could not bear to see women my mother's age or damned close dealing with things women MY age might be dealing with.
So I knew that I was not about to see a SATC2 movie for that reason, but then come the reports of their overtly flaunting of their white privilege and their American ignorance in a Muslim city not well renown for its esteem for women's rights.
How the hell how am I supposed to enjoy a romp with these old crows when I know damned well that while they are living it up, plenty more women are not and are stuck under the yoke of an oppressive patriarchy?
I knew they were incapable of being anything but shallow -- both the movie and the people who produced it -- but this, for me, is just ridiculous and thoroughly outdated. There is nothing sexy or metropolitan or even stylish about a movie that totally ignores and glamorizes a place that would probably punish the characters in real life for their immaturity and indiscretions.