Watch The Sex And The City Scene That Left Cynthia Nixon ‘Devastated’

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by Georgia Aspinall |
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We we’re all left slightly confused at the end of the Sex And The City movie when Carrie falls into Big’s arms in her new walk-in wardrobe and without a single word all of the previous fall-out seems to be forgiven. Not only was it a relatively unrealistic development, it wasn’t exactly on-brand for the series that is built around female friendship empowering us more than relationships. It seems that viewers weren’t the only ones left somewhat disappointed by the narrative of the film, the cast were taken aback by it too. Namely, Cynthia Nixon.

Nixon opened up about one scene that left her ‘devastated’ on the Wendy Williams show, explaining that it goes against everything we love about the show. The scene shows Big introducing Carrie to her new wardrobe, in the apartment he offers to buy for them with the line ‘I got it’, after he redoes it to her high standards…

While fashion was of course an integral part of the show, the message the scene sent to fans left Nixon disappointed. Wendy asked Nixon, 'You were at the London screening of sex and the city the movie and when Big opens the closet door for Carrie, because it was a beautiful closet, the entire audience was like “oh my gosh” [and clapping] and you used the word devastated…’

Agreeing with Wendy, Cynthia explained:

‘I was a little devastated. It seemed to me that the show was so much about female empowerment and about women making their own choices and women standing up for what they wanted and supporting themselves.

‘So, to me, to have this [scene] be a climax of the film, that your very wealthy husband built you a nice closet for your clothes, I thought, “Wow, that's not really what you love about the show, is it?” Cause that's not what we were making it for.’

Nixon isn’t the first cast member to speak out about the confusing way the series developed, with creator Darren Star making similar comments previously. He took issue with how the series itself ended, where after a fortnight of nightmares with her boyfriend in Paris, Carrie is rescued by Big and taken back to New York. He said:

‘For me, in a way - and I didn't [write] those last episodes - if you're empowering other people to write and produce your show, you can't... say certain things. At a certain point, you've got to let them follow their vision... but I think the show ultimately betrayed what it was about, which was that women don't have to find happiness from marriage.’

‘Not that they can't. But the show initially was going off script from the romantic comedies that had come before it. That's what had made women so attached.’

For the show to be based off of not finding happiness from marriage, it certainly is confusing that only one of the four women ends up happy without a husband. We don’t doubt that if there ever was a Sex And The City 3 movie - which is unlikely after the Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall fall out- Star would be the best person to bring the show back to its original glory.

For now, we’ll have to get our Miranda fix in the form of Cynthia Nixon’s campaign for governor. She also talked to Wendy about her inspiration in running for the post, stating that ‘the election of Donald Trump was a real wake-up call’ and that ‘if we don't like the direction our government is going in, we have to step up and we have to get involved like never before, so that's what I'm doing.’

Such a Miranda move.

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Every Guy Carrie Dated On Sex And The City

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Bill Sage

Our first experience of Carrie hooking up, Kurt is also Carries first experiment of having sex with no feelings. The only fabulous thing she's ever done, despite what she may think of herself, she leaves him straight after climax, not returning the favour. AN ICON.

Every Guy Carrie Dated On Sex And The City2 of 20

Cane Peterson

Carrie simply LOVES not learning her lesson to date immature men and spends a weekend flouncing around on skateboards and reading comics. There wasn't even a takeaway lesson from this one, just Carrie being a dickhead. Yet again.

Every Guy Carrie Dated On Sex And The City3 of 20

Ed Fry

This guy helped us solve the age-old dilemma – what do you do if your one-night-stand assumes you're a prostitute and leaves you $1,000. Answer? You keep it. Not your fault he's a presumptious fool.

Every Guy Carrie Dated On Sex And The City4 of 20

Patrick Breen

This long term romance, aka two episodes of Hamptons fun, saw Carrie entertain the idea of a doctor boyfriend. Of course, she crumbles to pieces seeing Big with his new girlfriend, never to see Dr Meego again. Not even for therapy, which she desperately needs.

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Richard Joseph Paul

This is the guy that gets 'addicted' to Carrie as a replacement for alcohol. Why? Who actually knows, the womans a nightmare.

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Jon Bon Jovi

In another episode of 'all the ridiculously famous men you never realized were on SATC', Bon Jovi is the living embodiment of everything Carrie does wrong in relationships. She falls for a guy in her therapist's office, where she's trying to figure out why she always chooses the wrong men, who reveals after sleeping with her that he's in therapy because he 'loses interest after sex'. Carries life summed up in one sentence.

Every Guy Carrie Dated On Sex And The City7 of 20

Eddie Cahill

In an episode that proved Carrie is about as politically aware as a fig, Sean played her bisexual boyfriend. She couldn't quite get on board with the fact that Sean was attracted to both women and men, feminist icon that she is.

Every Guy Carrie Dated On Sex And The City8 of 20

Craig Bierko

Sometimes, I swear Carrie dates men just so she can use a good metaphor to describe them. Simultaneously playing Jazz music and her, Ray fell short when he couldn't focus on her for more than 2 minutes, literally.

Every Guy Carrie Dated On Sex And The City9 of 20

David Duchovny

Taking Carries ability to understand mental health issues to that all-time low, this episode sees Carrie reunite with her high school sweetheart only to learn he's in a mental health facility. His year-long stay is what gets it for her, even though it'd probably do her some good to join him.

Every Guy Carrie Dated On Sex And The City10 of 20

Chris Noth

Love him or hate him, he's what she bloody deserves. Not the painful back and forth through 6 seasons, that's not anything you'd wish on your worst enemy, but in the end she CAN'T be with a man like Aidan. She's selfish, needy and whiny. An all round dickhead if you will. And Big is the shaft to her bellend, one cannot survive without the other.

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John Corbett

The human embodiment of a puppy dog, Aidan is Carrie's antithesis and frankly, far too good for her.

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Dean Winters

A lesson in how to choose a fuck buddy, Dean plays carries 'in-between relationships' guy. While Carrie has awful taste in dateable men, she has a rare stroke of luck with this one since he is PERFECT fuck buddy material being the most boring person on earth but good in bed. She doesn't see it that way, of course, but who expects to date their fuck buddy anyway?

Every Guy Carrie Dated On Sex And The City13 of 20

John Slattery

Exploring all the aspects of modern day relationships as it did (eye roll), this episode saw Carrie encounter a man with a golden shower fetish. TBH we don't blame her for running from this one, how the fuck are you meant to orgasm with piss all over your chest?

Every Guy Carrie Dated On Sex And The City14 of 20

Ron Livingston

The whiniest, most insecure of all men Carrie dated, Berger gave us all the tell-tale signs of men to avoid. Toxic masculinity in-carnate, Jack Berger proves that insecure men don't always throw fists to prove they've got balls, they ride SUPER FAST motorbikes because they're SUPER COOL.

Every Guy Carrie Dated On Sex And The City15 of 20

Mikhail Baryshnikov

EW. LET ME REPEAT. EW. This ridiculous, confusing choice of love interest for Carrie frankly lasted far too long for my liking. WHO, I MEAN WHOOOO moves to Paris for a man that is so patronizing, egotistical, uptight and dismissive of her career/feeling/life?? This man's demise could not come soon enough, I begrudge the entire season 6 for this sole reason.

Every Guy Carrie Dated On Sex And The City16 of 20

Timothy Olyphant

Her Mr. Big rebound who lived like an ABSOLUTE pig put us off 'twenty-something guys' before we even turned twenty.

Every Guy Carrie Dated On Sex And The City17 of 20

Vince Vaughn

Otherwise known 'Men Are Trash', Vince's character tells her he's Matt Damon's agent when he's really Carrie Fisher's personal assistant. But you know, Carrie can't move past anything ever in life so, he was a gonner after one episode.

Every Guy Carrie Dated On Sex And The City18 of 20

Bradley Cooper

Ahh a young Bradley Cooper. Somehow his long locks manage to look more grease-ball than rough around the edges on SATC. He's one of her many 'I'm fabulous but need the validation of a man to feel it' hook-ups.

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Justin Theroux (Part 1)

Playing a superficial writer, Justin was another man Carrie used to get over Mr. Big, not that he was complaining.

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Justin Theroux (Part 2)

What do you know, a season later Justin Theroux returns unrecognizable with a buzz cut. In yet another example of toxic masculinity, Vaughn can't communicate his 'shortcomings' leading what would've been a fabulous pairing into sad sad demise.

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