Sex and the City movie

I never set out to be anything close to a  "Carrie Bradshaw" although I get compared to her a lot. I still don’t think of myself in that way, considering my path is a bit different. Yes, I write about sex, but I come at it from the angle of not only a woman interested in love/sex/dating but also from the side of science, research and education. And though I enjoy a nice pair of heels, you’re more likely to find me in flip flops. Even so, I was often struck by the poignancy of many a Sex and the City episode, and I’m glad that the movie is out this week. I’m seeing it – anyone else out there?

 

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.

  • jw

    Blech. Going to see SITC would be like voting for Hillary.

  • jw

    Blech. Going to see SITC would be like voting for Hillary.

  • http://www.ramahughes.com/ rama

    i’m going. of course.

  • http://www.ramahughes.com rama

    i’m going. of course.

  • Marcey

    Don’t tell any of the guys, but my hubby Tom is going with me tomorrow to see it. We watched it religiously on Wednesday nights when it was on TBS (even though all the nasty bits were edited out), but I’m not supposed to let the guys know that, either. So if anyone asks, he’s never seen an episode, and that is not him with me in the theater.

  • Marcey

    Don’t tell any of the guys, but my hubby Tom is going with me tomorrow to see it. We watched it religiously on Wednesday nights when it was on TBS (even though all the nasty bits were edited out), but I’m not supposed to let the guys know that, either. So if anyone asks, he’s never seen an episode, and that is not him with me in the theater.

  • Debby

    jw:it’s sAtc not sItc. :)

    rama: yay!

    marcey: your secret is safe with us. we won’t tell.

    I watched the SATC trailers tonight. I hadn’t seen them in months so it was fun to check them out again. Tomorrow night I’ll be at the theatre!

  • Debby

    jw:it’s sAtc not sItc. :)

    rama: yay!

    marcey: your secret is safe with us. we won’t tell.

    I watched the SATC trailers tonight. I hadn’t seen them in months so it was fun to check them out again. Tomorrow night I’ll be at the theatre!

  • jw

    WhatEVAH.

  • jw

    WhatEVAH.

  • Marcey

    OK, we saw it today. We both cry at movies, and we did a lot of it in the last 75 minutes of the movie. We were asked by our wife (who has never watched the series) if it would have been as good had we not seen the series. We think it would be easy to follow the stories, but the viewer would not have the same compassion for the characters if she did not “know” them as well as TV viewers had.

  • Marcey

    OK, we saw it today. We both cry at movies, and we did a lot of it in the last 75 minutes of the movie. We were asked by our wife (who has never watched the series) if it would have been as good had we not seen the series. We think it would be easy to follow the stories, but the viewer would not have the same compassion for the characters if she did not “know” them as well as TV viewers had.

  • http://www.ramahughes.com/ rama

    well, debby? i think we need a “my sex professor” review of the movie.

    (my review was “no, i’m not crying!” even though i was.)

  • http://www.ramahughes.com rama

    well, debby? i think we need a “my sex professor” review of the movie.

    (my review was “no, i’m not crying!” even though i was.)

  • Guest

    Nope. “Sex in the city” is more of the same hollywood fantasy. I found it degrading to women and a really bad example for our teenage girls. However, “The Devil wears Prada” is more my style.

  • http://www.acresoflove.org Darren Audagnotti

    Nope. “Sex in the city” is more of the same hollywood fantasy. I found it degrading to women and a really bad example for our teenage girls. However, “The Devil wears Prada” is more my style.

  • Guest

    Sex and the City.:-)

  • http://www.acresoflove.org Darren Audagnotti

    Sex and the City.:-)

  • Debby

    Such diverse reactions from all of you! No worries, I’ll weigh in soon…

  • Debby

    Such diverse reactions from all of you! No worries, I’ll weigh in soon…

  • http://www.chicagomusicguide.com/ Dennis Kelly

    Carrie Bradshaw Vs. Debby Herbenick = No Contest.

    The idea of what Carrie Bradshaw did in Sex in the City is (in my opinion) equivalent to a college journalism class, barring the subject matter, of course.

    I highly doubt her columns would hold as much interest in a real world scenario as it held no real substance. It was merely the ramblings of a woman who really knew nothing about her current and past mistakes and random musings. The case in point was when she held a “learning annex” and couldn’t answer any of the questions.

    You however, keep the subject matter clinical, educational and still manage to insert your personality into your columns to keep them personalized and enjoyable.

    My wife is the Sex in the City fan, but I have enjoyed some of the situational comedy portions (i.e. Charlotte having the runs in Mexico).

    Ever think about writing your own book? Or do you have one already?

  • http://www.chicagomusicguide.com Dennis Kelly

    Carrie Bradshaw Vs. Debby Herbenick = No Contest.

    The idea of what Carrie Bradshaw did in Sex in the City is (in my opinion) equivalent to a college journalism class, barring the subject matter, of course.

    I highly doubt her columns would hold as much interest in a real world scenario as it held no real substance. It was merely the ramblings of a woman who really knew nothing about her current and past mistakes and random musings. The case in point was when she held a “learning annex” and couldn’t answer any of the questions.

    You however, keep the subject matter clinical, educational and still manage to insert your personality into your columns to keep them personalized and enjoyable.

    My wife is the Sex in the City fan, but I have enjoyed some of the situational comedy portions (i.e. Charlotte having the runs in Mexico).

    Ever think about writing your own book? Or do you have one already?