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Sex and The City: Before it opens in theaters, everywhere!

Michael Patrick King

The world could be on the verge of collapse, war proliferating at an accelerating pace, the price of oil, of food could sky racket out of control and with empty bellies and no where to go that isn't too expensive to the starving millions, we will go to great lengths to see, "Sex in the City" or at least that is what the film industry and Michael Patrick King are hoping for.

Who would have imagined the day when writing a film review did not need the release of the film or a preview look at its content to offer an analysis of the hype to the interested and uninterested parties of the theatrical event. Content be damn.

Here we are days before the film's release and Sex in the
City is everywhere:. the billboards, the prime time 11 p.m. "news" along with the regular costly publicity the studios purchase for our "edification".

What can be said? Many are hoping, with tangible uncertainty for the film's success. "I hope it is a good film" is not an uncommon comment to herald this "great" earth shaking event.

It is a feature length film about women, that uses the tantalizing word "sex' with the assurance that this word will bring millions of dollars to those who are involved in putting sex into our everyday lives and what better concept to unite with sex than the money hungry,center of the world, the city..
The city is, of course, New York.

What a combination New York City and Sex.

Interesting to note is the movement over time from the "Golden Girls" to the"Desperate Housewives" and now onto the real deal, women and sex.

Women read books and they like to look at other women. Women as the subject will soon be more lucrative than men in sports, men starring in violent action flicks, men in politics. Men in dark suits with a drip of color around the neck don't turn me on either.

So, here we are. Sex and women linked as the big attraction.
Even if I don't see this film I applaud it.

WBAI Women's Collective

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