I loved this TV program, in my 20’s, early 30’s. Absolutely loved it, bought the whole series on DVD and I’ve watched them all so many times, I know many lines word for word.
I didn’t actually like it for the sex, I didn’t need to see that – but it sure did validate my lifestyle at that time. Women having sex all the time, whilst also being very intelligent and self sufficient, good jobs, always in their killer heels, stylish…but I could also see the vulnerable side to them all too.
To me, it represented something I needed to see – women who clearly were not close to their families, thinking of each other as their family. Their friendships were very close, had their issues, but they loved each other.
Seeing TV programs, about happy families, was difficult for me, and just continually re-enforced that my family did not love me. To me, Sex & The City – was a breath of fresh air, and allowed me to feel comfortable for who I was, at that time.
My favourite character was Carrie – not as sex obsessed as Samantha, Carrie wanted to find real love. Not as empathy-less as Miranda, and not as prudish as Charlotte.