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'Sex and the City' Synopsis and General Information


'Sex and the City' Synopsis and General Information
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'Sex and the City' Premiered:

June 6, 1998

The Series Finale Aired:

February 22, 2004 - 94 episodes were produced.

'Sex and the City: The Movie':

Sex and the City was made into a motion picture that premiered in the USA on May 30, 2008.

The Fabulous Ladies:

Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw
Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones
Kristin Davis as Charlotte York
Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes

The Main Men:

Chris Noth as Mr. Big
David Eigenberg as Steve Brady
Jason Lewis as Jerry "Smith" Jerrod
Evan Handler as Harry Goldenblatt

'Sex and the City' Trivia:

  • The series was based on a book written by Candace Bushnell.
  • The series was filmed in New York City.
  • The character of "Mr. Big" never had a real name throughout the series until the final episode, where we learn his name is John. In the movie, his full name is John James Preston.
  • Carrie was the only character to never have moved into another apartment.
  • Kim Catrall originally didn't want to play the role of Samantha and had to be convinced by Darren Star's boyfriend to finally take the role after his second try.
  • Carrie's laptop and desk were such television icons that the Smithsonian put them on display in their museum. When the film was about to begin shooting, the museum refused to give the items back. Sarah Jessica Parker had to personally ask for the items to be returned for the movie.
  • Many of the R-rated scenes were filmed for both the regular airings on HBO and a PG version for syndication.
  • Every single episode originally aired only on HBO.
  • Series Synopsis:

    Being a single woman in her thirties while living in New York City isn't easy, but when you've got three special friends to get you through the hard times, a girl can conquer the world.

    The series focuses on the lives of Carrie, a sex columnist and expensive shoe addict; Miranda, a lawyer trying to juggle her career and single motherhood; Samantha, a publicist with a major appetite for men; Charlotte, the good girl looking for the right man who will make all her childhood dreams come true.

    As these women try to navigate through love, loss and all the good and bad life has to offer, their individual dreams eventually come true (if even for a moment), but the most important lesson they learn is that no matter what, they know they can only count on each other.
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