A Feminist Marvel told from a Minority Perspective…

Sex and the City 2

Besides the hype, the clothes and the glamour, Sex and the City 2 is a Feminist Film about the rights of Minorities all over the world from Connecticut to the Middle East and equally important the right to a freedom of expression…

The Fab Foursome set free in the Desert

As for Sex and the City 2 being a Feminist film… definitely… there is a rather comic scene when the foursome from Manhattan are riding camels in the Arabian desert. This signifies the power of woman owning the screen in an expansive horizon and inverts any traditional stereotypical images of men riding across blazing deserts as seen in Hidalgo and Lawrence of Arabia, there is a pun in the film, discreet but hilarious!!!

Rights of Minorities.

When a film starts off with a gay wedding in Connecticut and ends with the veiled women of Abu Dhabi assisting Carrie and friends, you cannot ignore the director making light of serious issues and more importantly the rights of minorities from gay men and women who are not allowed to marry in 45 states in the US to women under strict religious rule in the 7 emirate states of the UAE. From Liza Minelli doing a number at the gay marriage of the year, swans and all, to Samantha Jones, barelegged and voluptuous being hounded in the Souk by a mob of Angry Arab men… Sex and the City 2, despite its veneer of glamour is making some significant and controversial statements about the rights of minorities and those frequently persecuted, not to mention that the allure of wealth is always as temporary and illusive as that of fame. That moment on the red carpet with Samantha Jones and Miley Cyrus is priceless!!!

Sex and City 2 emphasizes the variety of human relationships and how society should not govern those relationships for all are as unique and complex as the individuals which comprise them. What works for some, does not work for others. Most relationships make up the diversity of 21st century society, so lets respect the individuality of all to enjoy an equal and free society.

In between the telling issues, the jokes and the diluted sex scenes compared to the first film, there are of course the fashions. Patricia Field costume designer outdoes her talents with some great creations particularly Samantha Jones gold and silver creation at the premier and Miranda’s revealing cocktail dress in the opening sequence.

Sex and the City 2 is for the liberated, the free and more importantly the open minded who love to enjoy the essence of being fabulous whether in New York or Abu Dhabi, Omaha or Bloemfontein, Sao Paulo or Barcelona. The winning point on this sequel, though difficult to achieve is the witty dialogue which is to the point, smart and sophisticated. Lets hope Michael Patrick King can get the girls together for a third installment to make up a delicious and fantastic Trilogy set in even more exotic cities like Cape Town, Hong Kong or Paris.

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