There’s no denying that Sex and the City was a groundbreaking show when it first aired in the late 1990s. It was one of the first shows to candidly talk about sex and relationships from a female perspective, and it quickly became a cultural phenomenon. The show followed the exploits of four single women living in New York City, and it didn’t shy away from tackling controversial topics like infidelity, STDs, and abortion. Despite its sometimes risque content, Sex and the City was also funny, relatable, and endlessly quotable. And while it may not be as groundbreaking as it once was, it’s still a timeless classic that’s worth watching again and again.
The TV series “Sex and the City” was aired on HBO from 1998 to 2004. It was created by Darren Starr and produced by Home Box Office (HBO). It follows the lives of four women in New York City who are in their thirties and forties and are looking for love and trying to find themselves. The main characters are Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York, and Miranda Hobbes. The tv show was a huge success and won numerous awards, including 7 Golden Globes. It has also been credited with helping to increase the popularity of Cosmopolitans and Manolo Blahnik shoes. The series was followed by two successful movies, “Sex and the City” (2008) and “Sex and the City 2” (2010).
#1 The “Sex and the City” tv series is based on the book “Sex and the City” by Candace Bushnell.
#2 Most of the characters featured in the series were inspired by real-life people.
#3 The female writers of “Sex and the City” included their own experiences and dating faux pas into the episodes.
#4 Sarah Jessica Parker had to be talked into playing the iconic role of Carrie Bradshaw.
#5 Kim Cattrall also originally passed on the opportunity to play Samantha Jones.
#6 Kristin Davis was originally asked to read for Carrie’s role, not Charlotte’s.
#7 Charlotte York was originally written as a smaller role compared to the other three ladies.
#8 Cynthia Nixon isn’t a natural redhead but agreed to dye her blonde hair for the role of Miranda.
#9 The New York Star, the newspaper Carrie Bradshaw’s column appears in, was named after the show’s creator and executive producer.
#10 You can visit Carrie’s apartment in real life, but it’s at a totally different address than the one mentioned in the series.
#11 In the third season of the show, Sarah Jessica Parker had to get a tetanus shot after shooting one famous scene.
#12 Not much thought was given to Mr. Big’s real name before the finale.
#13 Sarah Jessica Parker was the only actress out of the main four who refused to do any nudity.
#14 In the original opening montage, Carrie wore a totally different outfit to the now-iconic pink-and-white ensemble.
#15 “Sex and the City” costume designer Patricia Field bought Carrie’s memorable white tutu in a bargain bin for only $5.
#16 “Sex and the City” shaped many trends and led to a rise in the popularity of cupcakes.
#17 “Sex and the City” fans convinced the show’s creators to bring back John Corbett’s character, Aidan Shaw after he and Carrie broke up in the third season.
#18 In the first LA-shot episode, “Escape from New York,” Carrie was supposed to meet with a different actor than Matthew McConaughey.
#19 Parker was pregnant during the fifth season of the show.
#20 Sarah Jessica Parker had to have her heels taped to her feet while she ran through the streets of Paris in the “Sex and the City” finale.
#21 The only item of clothing worn multiple times throughout the show was Carrie’s fur coat.
#22 Christopher Noth’s favorite scene from the show was when Carrie Bradshaw farted in bed.
#23 Sarah Jessica Parker took home a lot of clothes from the series and the two movies after they wrapped.
Bushell sold the rights to film it into a TV show for $60,000
All main characters from the show didn’t repeat their outfits throughout the whole series until Carrie was seen wearing a coat from the series in the final episode.
The exterior shots took place in the West Village at 66 Perry Street, not on second and Third Avenues.
The four New York-based women including Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Miranda Hobbes, and Charlotte York-Goldenblatt were inspired by real-life people who appeared in the “Sex and the City” columns. Brushell interviewed many women about their sex life to use in her work.
Mr. Big is also a real-life inspired character who was actually a publishing executive named Ron Galotti. The author dated him for a year. They met at a party in 1995. Bushnell stated about him to New York Magazine in 2004, “He was one of those New York guys with a big personality—you just notice him as soon as he walks in the room.”. “I called him Mr. Big because he was like a big man on campus.”
Magnolia Bakery cupcakes earned popularity after being featured on the show. In the scene, Miranda and Carrie were shown enjoying eating cupcakes outside.
Carrie wears an iconic tutu in the opening sequence that was purchased from a showroom bargain bin. The cost was $5.
In the show, Cynthia has ginger hair to portray Miranda but her actual hair is naturally blonde.
Stanford and Carrie were friends in real life before the TV series started.
With a 10-episode revival, The Sexy and City is back, entitled And Just Like That…!