June 2nd, 2008 | Oddments
Okay, this might disillusion you but I have to confess that I’m a total SATC junkie. I never watched it when it was originally airing, just had no interest in it. And then when I finally rented first season 3 or 4 years ago I couldn’t understand what the fuss had been about… until the second or third episode, at which point I was deeply, deeply hooked. I never buy DVDs, but I sprung for the complete set and have watched each show so many times I’ve got the dialogue pretty much memorized.
Why is this? I don’t watch the L Word. It stresses me out too much. I think the fact that SATC is about straight women and gay men allows me to just completely detach and not take anything personally, even the absurd lesbian moments. It’s deeply relaxing.
So I knew the movie would be really stupid but I went anyway, and it was even stupider than I’d feared, basically just a series of product placements held together with bad soft core porn. But still, it was fun to see the audience–lots of young women all dressed up and excited. THey were also palpably disappointed –very amped up at the beginning, deflated at the end.
But I just want to mention that our blog friend June participated in an interesting discussion about the movie on Slate. She also let me know that the fabulous Lisa Kron has a tiny little part in the movie–I’m so glad I sat through the whole damn thing, just to see her.