Saturday, May 15, 2010
Cosmos at the Allah Hu Ak-Bar
Despite my best efforts, I haven't been able to ignore the fact that Sex and the City 2: Postmenopausal will be exploding into theaters on a wave of needy girl excitement later this month.
There's already been an amusing little controversy over just how extensively the four leads had to be airbrushed to make them appear even mildly palatable in the movie's posters and ads, given that they're all well into their 70s by now and one of them is a horse. But lately, after paying a little more attention to the commercials for this thing, I've noticed that there seems to be something else at work in the film that pushes the suspension of disbelief well beyond the breaking point.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't a major plot point in the Sex and the City sequel that our plucky heroines jet off to Abu-Dhabi for a "girl's" vacation?
It's true, yeah?
So let's see if I've got this right: Four sexually liberated American women, at least one of whom openly brags about how she drinks semen for breakfast -- whose entire ethos, at least in theory, is rooted in the modern metropolitan woman's refusal to render herself subservient to the tradition of male superiority -- these four "girls" decide they're gonna take their act to an Arab country.
You know, if this movie had anything even approaching a realistic ending, I'd be the first in line to see it.
Oh, and if somebody could please make the obvious joke about Lawrence of Arabia "riding" Carrie -- that'd be gold.