Every woman living in New York, at one point or another, has compared her life to a character from “Sex and the City.” If you have a clique, some of you have even designated your friends as specific characters. Most of the time it’s just an excuse for foolish behavior, but let’s face it, it’s kind of funny. However, what most people tend to forget is that the massive popular show, turned movie, turned overkill sequel, was filled with lies about real life. Nonetheless, we eat it up and love it regardless.
Here are the 6 biggest lies Sex And The City has taught us:
1. You can survive in NYC writing one column a week.
Okay, HBO, so you’re telling us it’s feasible to sustain any sort of lifestyle in New York City writing one column a week? In retrospect, Carrie’s apartment was around $3,000 a month, counter that in with weekly trips to Balthazar and Manolo Blahnik and she would probably have to live on the street. I blame “Sex and the City” for making me spend my first ever paycheck at Barneys and having absolutely nothing left over for Fred’s.
2. One night stands turn into relationships.
Any girl that has ever had a one-night stand with a wannabe actor expecting a relationship afterwards can collectively blame Samantha Jones. Yes, he may be hot. Sure, he may like you. But chances are that you’ll probably never see him after he gets the cookie. I hate to be a cynic but you probably won’t fall in love while helping him become one of the biggest movie stars on the planet and move to L.A together, sorry.
3. Your future wedding dress will be a free Vivienne Westwood gown.
When HBO beat “Sex and the City” to death by making a movie, they decided it was a good idea to give Carrie a Vivienne Westwood wedding gown for free because she looked good in it. Granted, models do get free clothes from their shoots, but a gown of that caliber is a stretch. So, if you’re sitting there thinking that may one day happen to you, it won’t … start saving.
4. If you’re a writer, Vogue will one day find you.
I’ve been a writer for a couple of years now and I have yet to get a phone call from Anna Wintour asking me to write for Vogue for $5 a word. What you actually have to do is bust your ass, network and pray for something like that to happen. And more likely than not, it probably still won’t. However, it ‘s nice to dream, so I’ll let this one slide.
5. You should forgive him for everything if you think he’s “the one.”
Here’s a few words of advice: If you meet a man and he keeps you hanging for around 10 years, marries someone else, moves to Paris without you, comes back to beg for you back, then leaves again, then proposes, but leaves you at the altar, it’s not a good idea to go back to him. However, in “Sex and the City” all it takes to forget something like that is a random run-in in a walk in closet with a pair of shoes. Yup, sounds about right.
6. Post-its will get you out of jail.
Should you ever find yourself smoking a joint in front of a cop, try this trick and let me know if it actually works. When one of Carries paramours broke-up with her on a post-it, she used it as a get out of jail free card, and it actually worked. Nope, not in real life, my friends.