So, women love the show. And men love Star Wars. I immediately began trying to draw parralels between the two shows. The following is what I came up with.
Every women lives vicariously through Carrie Bradshaw; an attractive single woman with a great job/ great friends/ great apartment/ great clothes, and she lives in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. That is a pretty unrealistic character. Get real, ladies.
On the other hand, men are much more realistic; every man wants to be Han Solo, a swash-buckling space pirate with great friends, the fu#&ing Millenium Falcon, and the opportunity to save the Rebel Alliance from the Dark Forces. The creators of Sex and the City (which I shall abbreviate as SATC from now on) blatantly ripped off George Lucas. Bad move, as I bet Lucas is a
So, let's see where the SATC folks got their inspiration when they created the characters, shall we?
Was clearly patterned after
I initially tried to make her into Luke Skywalker, but it just doesn't work. I have to confess- I have always thought Luke was a bit whiny. So Leia it is. She is the real glue in the Rebel Alliance anyway, so this is a huge compliment to Carrie Bradshaw, which she frankly doesn't fully deserve. Oh well.
Is supposed to be:
I really struggled with this; Boba Fett is, in my opinion, the coolest dude in Star Wars. He is also very much a bad guy, as evidenced by his capture and freezing in carbon of Han Solo. He worked for Darth Vader and Jabba the Hut for goodness sake! He was the ultimate intergalactic Bounty Hunter. I'm guessing he had the first BMF wallet ever made. So, why am I comparing Samantha, Carrie's friend, to the guy that tried to kill Han Solo? Because she wrote that creepy sex book for women with her now ex husband with thirty different creepy ways to enjoy anal. That's why.
is most likely
Why? Shiny but whiny. C3PO is super annoying, as was Charlotte. At least he spoke several hundred languages.
That's right, Chewbacca- the loyal and fierce friend of Han Solo. Miranda is gruff and unpleasant, and most likely smells a bit like soup. Perfect.
Which leaves us with just one more:
That's right, the only true swashbuckler of the whole SATC crew. Every other male character was at least partially a total sack of wuss. Keep in mind, I have a hard time comparing anyone to Han- he is one of the greatest action heroes ever written for film. But, I guess Mr. Big is as close as we are going to get on this post.