Sex Sweeps the City

Few movies have the cross-platform and mass-market appeal of Sex and the City. With the series’ second release, parties, specialty cocktails (see page 64), fashion shows, shopping events and no fewer than seven midnight screenings are set to happen here. And it’s thanks to Carrie Bradshaw.

Sarah Jessica Parker steps back into Bradshaw’s shoes on May 27, joined by cast members Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon (who play sexpot Samantha Jones, Park Avenue perfect Charlotte York-Goldenblatt and no-nonsense lawyer Miranda Hobbes, respectively).

The follow-up to 2008’s highly successful Sex and the City began shooting in New York in August, and the actors flew to Morocco in December to film desert scenes.

While the core cast remains, intact—yes, Chris Noth is back as Mr. Big and indeed, John Corbett returns as Aidan Shaw—Penelope Cruz has a small role in the film, and there are confirmed cameos from Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus and Heidi Klum. Meanwhile, Bette Midler and Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham may have cameos in the film.

After six seasons and 94 episodes on HBO, the series based on the book by Candace Bushnell aired its final installment in 2004. The first movie was release four years later, fetching $415 million at the box office.