Maybe you’re like me and spend an ungodly amount of time trying to figure out which Sex and the City leading lady you are. I mean, who doesn’t want Carrie’s shoe collection and ability to rock any outfit known to mankind? But then there is Samantha and her ‘Fuck You’ attitude, her daring-ness to be so honest about her sexual desires during a social climate when that was only just beginning to lose it’s taboo nature. Or if you’re a prude, you probably identify with Charlotte.
Whichever character you seek to emulate, it’s a testament to just how amazing the show was, especially considering it’s been over 10 years since the final episode aired. A large part of the reason that the show was so successful was because the characters were so relatable, but also had an air of ridiculousness to them (does anyone remember any of the hats Carrie used to wear?) that made the show that much more hilarious. I always thought the outlandish scenarios were just the by-product of ingenious writers, but it would seem that I would be wrong.
In a new interview with IMBd Asks, Cynthia Nixon gave us some inside scoop on how the writers really came up with the ideas:
They had a rule in the writing that they couldn’t put anything in an episode that didn’t literally happen to someone in the writer’s room of someone they knew firsthand. It couldn’t be like, my father’s brother’s sister’s shoe repair guy heard once that, you know. So the outlandish physical, sexual things that happened – they really did happen.
Pause. So like everything really did happen? Like it was honest to God a real life event?
Like the post-it breakup?
All of this actually happened? Consider my mind blown..