I went to see Sex and the City 2 today with my friend Carly. It started off well with the wedding of the two "gay best friend" characters," and was a little over-the-top with the swans, gay choir, and Liza Minnelli officiating and performing Beyonce's "All the Single Ladies," but what else would you expect from 2 gay New York socialites?
I didn't realize it until later, but they don't show the couple kissing. Which left me very, very confused. In every single movie with a wedding that I can think of, the ceremony is sealed with a kiss. Were the producers or the directors all of a sudden worried that after the numerous references to it being a gay wedding, that showing the kiss would suddenly make it too gay???
It's okay to show the naked rear ends of the two different men that end up having sex with one of the main characters and a woman with large breasts in a wet T-shirt without a bra, but heavens forbid we show two men kissing!
Don't get me wrong, I actually enjoyed the movie quite a bit. There were many laugh-out-loud funny scenes, and they try to address some women's rights issues, but the glaring thing in my view was the obscene decadence that the four main characters have no problem indulging themselves in throughout the film. This is American materialism at its absolute worst, and in truth, it was kind of making me sick to my stomach.
According to this movie, if you want to be happy, you need to have a walk-in closet filled with ridiculously expensive clothing, you need to eat out at expensive restaurants at least 10 times a week. When you go on vacation, you absolutely must fly first class, and you and each of your friends must have your own personal car and driver to take you where you need to go, even though you are all going to the same place. You must stay in a hotel room that cost $20,000.00 a night and have a personal butler attend to your every desire the entire trip. That is, you and each of your friends would each have your very one personal butler waiting on you hand and foot.
Is this what we're supposed to aspire to? Is this the American dream? No wonder this country is so screwed up! If this is what we're all supposed to be doing, count me out!