Carrie Dragshaw was born. So then, just allowing myself to like what I like and not question it, became this very minor act of self-expression and self-love. For Clay, whose embracing of Sex and the City went hand-in-hand with coming out as gay, this experience has been nothing less than transformative: The magazine launch-attending demographic may be larger than previously imagined. And were Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha good feminist role models?
I feel like Sex and the City is that for people who are going on a lot of dates and going to lots of magazine launches.
Candace Bushnell, author of the original New York Observer columns, admitted as much in a Guardian interview last year: And were Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha good feminist role models? In the 14 years since the finale aired, Instagram fan accounts such as Every Outfit on Sex and the City and Sex and the City Quotes have accumulated hundreds of thousands of followers, and even after the nixing of a mooted third feature film, they remain committed. And, truly, the show was a genius way to capture what, at the time, was a totally not-understood demographic shift, in which women were pushing off the age of first marriage and making more money than ever before. He paired a baby-pink tank top with a white tutu and accessorised with heels, a tumble of blond curls and a splash of NYC puddle water: The Halloween before last, Dan Clay went out in an outfit that changed his life. Gary Barlow and Madonna!