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In this volume Jermyn explores the show’s characters, its careful generic balance of comedy and drama, its mix of both fantasy and realism, and its dedication to the intricacies of women’s friendships. Jermyn notes that in the course of its six seasons Sex and the City emerged as a kind of controversial shorthand to explore the zeitgeist among a generation of post-feminist TV audiences, each week considering issues surrounding femininity, feminism, sexuality, consumerism, and women’s lifestyle choices. Jermyn argues that, in short, Sex and the City’s success and wider cultural impact invite us not just to analyze the particular accomplishments of its writing, design, and performances but to recognize the contribution and significance that television can have on public debate and life outside "the box".
With the 2008 release of a full-length - and long-awaited - feature film version of Sex and the City, the series proves itself once again to be timely and relevant. Fans of the series as well as scholars of television history will enjoy Jermyn’s insightful study.
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By Simone on 07-10-17
Feels like Film Class
I was looking for a fun behind-the-scenes walk down memory lane, but this felt more like College Film Class. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t good, it just means I had to think more than just sick back and enjoy.
The low stars for performance is directed more toward the production than the narrator. It was choppy, the sound wasn’t consistent and overall felt spliced together in a hurry.
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