Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), successful author and everyone’s favorite fashion icon-next-door, is back, her famously sardonic wit intact and sharper than ever, as she continues to narrate her own story about sex, love and the fashion-obsessed single woman in New York City. Sex and the City finds Carrie, Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) four years after the hit HBO series ended, as our favorite femmes fashionables continue to juggle jobs, friendships and relationships while they start to navigate motherhood, marriage and Manhattan real estate…some of them may even – brace yourself – brave other boroughs outside Manhattan.
Strap on your Manolos and grab a cupcake and a Cosmopolitan. Those four fabulous New Yorkers – Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte – are back and coming to the big screen in the feature film Sex and the City, based on one of the most talked about series of all time.
The series Sex and the City debuted in 1998 on HBO and ran for six illustrious seasons before the finale in 2004. The series earned 50 Emmy nominations during its run, winning seven, including acting nods for Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon. The series also won 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series and was nominated for 24 Golden Globes, winning eight, including Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and acting awards for Parker and Kim Cattrall.
But before it hit the small screen, Sex and the City was a series of autobiographical newspaper columns in The New York Observer by author Candace Bushnell. Darren Star, the creator and executive producer of such iconic television shows as “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Melrose Place,” saw immediate potential in Bushnell’s writings about sexual politics among New York’s social set. “I read those articles and I thought, ‘wow, this is a great window into New York,’” Star recalls. “I just loved the character of a single woman who is writing about herself and exploring the city and the nature of relationships at the same time.” Bushnell later compiled her columns into a book, which became a bestseller when it was published in 1996.
With the start of the series, Star also asked Michael Patrick King, the man who would go on to executive produce the series as well as eventually write and direct the feature film, to join the series as a writer and as co-executive producer. “Darren knew that Michael brought something that was very unique in terms of his skills as a writer,” says Sarah Jessica Parker, who returns in the role of Carrie and also serves as a producer on the film. “That was just our good fortune and Darren’s smarts.”