Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Weird Classification of Transgressions

The movie Sex and the City is on television right now, and I find it as mysterious as when I watched it the first time. One friend's husband cheats on her, and all her friends insist that it's not a big deal and she should forgive him. Another friend's fiance doesn't show up for some stupid, super elaborate wedding ceremony, and everybody supports her in dumping him for that. The second friend (who's in her forties, mind you) starts a huge melodrama because of this silly botched wedding and everybody treats her ridiculous suffering with respect. The first friend doesn't seem to be entitled to a similar (or any) bout of depression because of what happened to her.

Isn't it ridiculous when people earnestly see formalities as more important than the actual content of a relationship? 

3 comments:

Anastasia said...

Seriously, what is wrong with these women? The whole thing is just mystifying, their priorities. He didn't even fail to show up, he was late. Okay, reticent obviously but still. He did show up, after all. Somehow this is unforgivable but Miranda's husband can screw around because of her failure to put out? Whoever writes this stuff hates women. There's no other explanation.

Clarissa said...

Of course, we have to be told constantly that weddings matter because that allows for a lot of product placement.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's the whole "don't humiliate me in public" thing combined with "I'm in hock for this ginormous wedding." But who knows -- it's not like the fabulous lifestyle of these SatC characters is something they could actually afford, given their purported jobs.

But yes, SatC is ridiculous, which is why I've never watched it, and probably never will.