Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Carrie Bradshaw, 2011

At Minyanville.com, I wrote about how the ladies of "Sex and the City" would do if they were living and working in New York City in 2011: "Yesterday's TV, Today's Economy: Sex and the City."
Airing on HBO (TWX) from 1998 to 2004, 'Sex and the City' came to embody the travails of the modern workingwoman. Torn between love and sex, the single life and marriage, kids and career, the show’s four main characters reflected the struggles of a post-feminist generation trying to have it all. When we meet the ladies in New York City, Carrie Bradshaw is a struggling thirty-something sex-and-dating columnist for the New York Star. Miranda Hobbes is an ambitious lawyer who spews feminist politics and has plans to make partner. Samantha Jones is a successful publicist who spends her free time having sex with anything that moves. And Charlotte York is a WASP-y art gallery curator willing to give it all up—for the right rich husband.

So, how would Carrie and co. fare in today’s economy?