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    “Sex” Geeks: Not Living in Reality

    By kyle | June 1, 2008

    In my Sunday column I ask: are “Sex and the City” fangirls really all that different from “Star Wars” geeks? Yes. They’re worse. And check out my parody of the TV show.

    Topics: Comedy, DVD, Fashion, Movies, New York City, Sex, TV | 5 Comments »

    5 Responses to ““Sex” Geeks: Not Living in Reality”

    1. bigdada Says:
      June 1st, 2008 at 2:05 pm

      Nina Garcia left Elle?…..AND NOBODY TOLD ME?!!??

    2. Anwyn Says:
      June 2nd, 2008 at 7:48 pm

      Can I be a Pride and Prejudice geek without being lumped into the SatC geeks?

    3. kg Says:
      June 2nd, 2008 at 9:01 pm

      I don’t see what is so wrong with a little fantasy. Women and people of color sit through a many white male fantasy for the sake of entertainment. SATC has always made a point of the fact that you pay a price for dating rich, successful people. There is always a fly in the ointment for these ladies. As for living in reality I wonder how realistic you are. Three years ago you accussed Rene Russo of being too old to star opposite Al Pacino in Two For the Money. Were you joking???!!! You’re not even content with the fact that as a single white male you have way more dating options than any other socioeconomic group; you have to rip apart the one Women’s movie out there. Why are you so threatened?

    4. kyle Says:
      June 2nd, 2008 at 10:57 pm

      In Two for the Money, or whatever it was called, Russo was also meant to strike up sparks with Matt McConaughey. She was in the movie solely because her husband wrote it.
      I actually more or less like SATC, by the way. I gave it 3 stars in my review (scroll down). My column was more about women’s seeming belief that there’s a Mr. Big out there for each of them, when there are clearly a lot more pretty girls than there are rich men.
      Also, I’m not single. Nor do I consider myself particularly threatened. (I didn’t like Transformers the movie, but not because I’m afraid of giant robots.)

    5. Katie Says:
      June 3rd, 2008 at 12:11 pm

      Kyle, I respect the basic message which is that women who try to live out a television fantasy are delusional and setting themselves up for failure.

      However, SATC the series did not solely look to bash men for having back hair or mother issues. It also picked at women. Miranda was fussed at for being too cynical and for lumping all men into an “Asshole file.” Carrie was repeatedly yelled at for her Big obsession. She also was exposed as a “freak” when she goes snooping through her new boyfriend’s apartment in “The Freak Show.” Charlotte was called a niave hypocrite many-a-time. Samantha was practically shunned by many people for being the sexually liberated woman that she is. The point was relationships, not being a bitchy diatribe against men.