When Sex and the City creator Darren Star said last month that Carrie Bradshaw marrying Mr Big was a 'betrayal' of what the show stood for, you can imagine it turned a few (fashionistas', romantics', designers', stylists') heads.
Speaking in a Kindle Singles interview, Star revealed that he didn't make the last episodes because 'if you're empowering other people to write and produce your show, at a certain point, you've got to let them follow their vision'. He then went on to say, 'I think the show ultimately betrayed what it was about, which was that women don't ultimately find happiness from marriage.'
He went on to explain that the point of the show was to be 'off script' from other romantic comedies that had come before it. 'That's what had made women so attached,' he claimed. 'At the end, it became a conventional romantic comedy. But unless you're there to write every episode, you're not going to get the ending you want.'
Let's get this straight for a moment. So, if it were down to SATC's creator, Carrie and Big wouldn't have ended up together? CAN YOU HEAR OUR HEARTS BREAKING?!
Thankfully, Sarah Jessica Parker (who, as we all know, played Carrie) has now finally commented on what she thinks of it all.
In an interview with Yahoo! Style, SJP said: 'As I recall, the way Carrie and Big married was something she wanted. Rather than Carrie feeling that life was slipping away and she best settle quickly. I don't think of it as someone diminishing herself by letting a man marry her - it always felt that she had arrived at that on her own.'
Phew. Phew, phew, phew, phew, phew. That settles it then.
'The beauty is we can all have lots and lots of opinions about lots of choices Carrie made that we object to or that we stand by,' SHP surmised. 'If that’s Darren’s feeling, I think it’s interesting!'
Yes, SJP, and so do we - it is interesting. But it's also wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong... right?