Sex and the City … and Us

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and millions of women nation-wide will be heading to the theatres … for sex. Sex and the City 2. The sequel to the film based upon the popular TV series is set to roll this weekend. Around town, there are some Sex and the City 2 parties and get-together as the ultimate girls night out hits the big screen.

Now there aren’t a whole lot of men, practically none that I know, that will admit to watching the first movie. I not only saw the first movie, but also most of the HBO series. I found it funny, engaging, sexy and unique. However, I was told not to see it that way in a local review of the film. The author’s first words: Men stop reading. A woman wrote the review.

It got me to wondering why this comedy was such a topic for divisiveness among the sexes so , as I tend to, I posted on my Facebook page about wanting to see the film … and waited. It didn’t take long for the responses to come in. Everything from women unhappy that their husbands wouldn’t go see it .. to women calling me a “real man” for admitting that I liked the entire Sex and the City concept.

Truthfully, going to see the movie doesn’t make you more of a man any more than not seeing it makes you less of a man. You aren’t more masculine if you skip it anymore than you are less masculine if you pay the ten bucks to go.

What this is all about is the battle that has existed since we were in the school yard. There are boys and there are girls and while we all want the genders to be viewed on a level playing field when it comes to jobs and opportunities, we are inherently different when it comes to our preferences.

Most people who loved Entourage are guys because the show speaks to us and most women love Sex and the City because the series speaks to them. It’s just the way it is and will always be. Same thing with The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Women tend to watch these shows more than men.

As for me, I like all those shows … for various reasons. Some are shows that speak to me and some are silly fun. No matter what, I can take these shows for what they are … fun and enjoyable. That being said, it sounds like I may be the only guy in the theatre when I go to see Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha. Probably the only one not wearing Manolo Blahniks.

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