The flurry of trend stories about the imminent release of the ode to consumption Sex And The City 2 will not cease until this movie really fulfills its Ishtar… For Chicks potential, will it? Today's New York Post has yet another profile of four women who are Living The Lifestyle, as it were, only there's a crucial twist: The ladies profiled are not friends, but they are all, by the punishingly youthful standards of Post trend stories, ancient. Or, sorry, as the Post puts it, "living proof that the Big Apple is still the sexiest city of all – for women of all ages." (Like 40! Gasp!) Each breathless profile comes with a mini-questionnaire filled out by the women in question, because who has time to write naked ploys for commenter ire and low-level class disgruntlement these days? Not to mention that it makes the feature "interactive," since people might be inspired to answer the questions for themselves!
I can only hope that my relative youth and my middle-school stint on a PAL softball team don't diminish my bona fides enough to disqualify me from answering the questions posed to Donna, a management consultant slash romance-novel author who has a schmanced-out Chelsea loft and a boyfriend who she refuses to identify by name.
How frequently do you get compared to Carrie? I have been called a "female writer" more than once! Also there have been multiple times that I've left the house looking like a demented eight-year-old playing Fancy Lady Tea Party Dress-Up.
How is your real life different from the "SATC" version? No sex. No cocktails that are sweeter than desserts. No thinking my words out loud as I type them, because who comes up with sparkling-yet-unedited prose on the first try? And I live in Queens. (Although it should be noted that one of the women who is profiled shares my home borough! She lives in a "penthouse," though, because of course.)
Style: Whatever was on sale at The Gap two years ago.
Life philosophy: "Be excellent to each other." — Bill S. Preston, Esq.
Do you still feel like a "SATC" girl at heart? If only saying "yes" to this meant that I would get on the press list for the South Australian Tourism Commission. Sigh.
Feel free to answer these questions for your own self!