Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sex and the City Revisited

Nikki from Give Me Space to Rock pointed me to this articlee in Venus Zine Sex and the Purse Pumps and Penthouse as a follow up to my SATC post.

In the article, Nona tackles the issue of race in this paragraph:

Perhaps the most unnerving storyline of all is that of Carrie’s personal assistant, Louise (Jennifer Hudson). Clearly the point was to throw in a woman of color, but unfortunately the only one in sight is at the beck and call of an emotionally distraught white woman, resulting in one of the most blatant Mammy figures since Queen Latifah in that Steve Martin movie. Louise coos, jokes, and nurses Carrie back to health, all the while never receiving any of Carrie’s writing expertise in return. In the end, all she really gets is a Louis Vuitton bag as a souvenir before she heads for St. Louis to marry the nice black boy she left behind.

Also-- gets a sense of what others are saying across the country at GirlDRive

Go Nona Go!


patrick said...

Sex and the City seems to have a polarizing effect on both men and women... people either love the movie or they hate it

Erin said...

I have never thought the tv show was anything more than narcissistic strutting - the equivalent of a colorful male bird screeching for a temporary mate - and so I thought it was an irresponsible way to present "adult life" to young girls or anyone else. The inclusion of a black female serving a white female is just sad, and you would think anyone involved with the film would have known better in 2008.

BTW, your sister quotes your SATC piece to anyone breathing - good job!!!