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Movies: Sex and the City's "Terrible Twos"

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GuestbloggerNATHANIEL ROGERS
...prefers air conditioned movie theaters to hot beaches in the summer. He blogs daily at the Film Experience.


YOUR FEATURE PRESENTATION
Sometimes we're our own worst enemies. Sex & The City, the ginormously popular HBO sitcom understood this. Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), the heroine of the whole enterprise, was the worst offender. She bought shoes when she needed to pay rent. She cheated on her boyfriends. She broadcast her business to the world when she would have been better off keeping her mouth sh -- oh, uh, yes, job hazard as a sex and relationship columnist. Mr. Big (Chris Noth) was also skilled in the art of self sabotage, continually pushing his perfect girl (Carrie, duh!) away when she needed to be pulled close. He perfected this dynamic in the first movie's act one climax by leaving her at the altar. Ouch. Two year old spoiler alert: They got back together and married in the end.

Now the Fab Four (Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte) are back. They've mostly settled down so SEX AND THE CITY 2 will pick up the baton and practice the fine art of self sabotage on itself.

The Big Gay Wedding prologue is surely meant as a tribute to the devoted gay fanbase but as such it's a strangely tone deaf affair and a misfire. The familiar term "The Terrible Twos" is first deployed the next morning to describe Charlotte's continually screaming toddler. Soon Carrie has hijacked it for an article on the bed death of her young marriage. This neatly lays down the plot conflict. You can't help but wonder if Carrie and Big will regain their sparkle. But really?!? The Terrible Twos? Oh Sex & the City 2, you foolish, foolish lady. You're making it too easy for the haters! The pans will all but write themselves.

So, what are Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) drinking to?

More, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Watch:
The 'Sex and the City 2' Interview That Turns Suddenly Serious

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Our Towleroad correspondents Josh Helmin (interviewer) and Josh Koll (editor) put together a brief clip for us with the Sex and the City 2 women.

Helmin asks Sarah Jessica Parker about her first gay friend, who she says is no longer with us.

Says Parker: "There seems to be, of concern to me, young men that are now sick again, or are HIV positive, and I think that because they were too young to see what happened 20 years ago, to know the devastation and the absolute heartbreak that accompanied that time."

Helmin asks the four stars of the film about marriage equality, given that there's a gay wedding in the film. Kristin Davis is extremely excited that Laura Bush is on board.

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And coming up shortly, Nathaniel Rogers' review of the film.

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News: Sex & The City, Sarah Palin, Immigration, Obama

 road Jay Leno will entertain those lucky enough to attend tonight's White House Correspondents' Association dinner. 

 road Adam Lambert does YRB magazine. Adam-lambert-yrb-magazine-01

 road National Enquirer claims Obama had an affair in 2004.

 road David Duchovny has Twilight fever: “If I were gay, you know. I think Woody Allen is one of a long list of men I might go gay for…Garry Shandling is someone I’ve publicly gone gay for, for jokes. Oh and anyone in the Twilight movies."

 road Can a movie studio prevent an actor from being openly gay? According to E Online: "...at least one source tells me they do exist, but not necessarily in the explicit way you might think they do. From what I am able to gather, a contract between an agency and an actor may dodge the exact issue of "coming out." But it might ban other sorts of telltale activities."

 road Only two more years until the next Batman movie is released.

 road Carmen Electra takes an electric razor to a bunch of men's hairy chests.

 road Harry Reid's immigration proposal "would allow gay Americans to sponsor an immigrant partner for citizenship."

SEX-AND-THE-CITY-POSTER road Family Research Council: "If ENDA (the Employment Non-Discrimination Act) becomes law, the government will order businesses -- including faith-based businesses -- to cast aside their personal beliefs and hire homosexuals and cross-dressers, even if the employer considers these lifestyles immoral and inappropriate for their business. Even groups like the Boy Scouts and child care providers aren't exempt from the bill's oppressive demands."

 road Sarah Palin's e-mailer hacker has been convicted. Palin reacts to the news: "Violating the law, or simply invading someone's privacy for political gain, has long been repugnant to Americans' sense of fair play. As Watergate taught us, we rightfully reject illegally breaking into candidates' private communications for political intrigue in an attempt to derail an election."

 road Take a peek at the new poster for Sex & the City 2. Is that Kim Cattrall or Sharon Stone?

 road Sarah Jessica Parker; the non-Photoshopped version.


Watch: New 'Sex and the City 2' Trailer

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Looks better than the first, imho. Featuring the beautiful John Corbett, and that's Noah Mills, below. Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Graham Norton Suggests The Jedward Twins are His Love Children

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Joan Rivers, and X-Factor twin act Jedward join Graham Norton for his New Year's Eve special.

A preview, AFTER THE JUMP...

Previously...
G-A-Y London Nightclub Goes Nuts for X-Factor Twins 'Jedward' [tr]


Sex and the City 2 Trailer Features Glimpse of Gay Wedding

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The Sex and the City 2 trailer was unleashed upon the world yesterday and it appears the rumored gay wedding made the cut.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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