Are We Any Closer To Sex and the City 3?

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost five years since the last Sex and the City film outing, and even more daunting is the fact that the show has been off our screens for over ten years now. And yet, people are still constantly wanting more: more of the girls, more of the guys, more of the shoes, more of New York, and certainly more of the sex. Could there be movement finally on that longed for, and much speculated, third movie? Not quite yet, but it’s certainly on the back burner.

E!’s Marc Malkin spoke with star Kristin Davis on Wednesday night’s Vanity Fair and Barneys New York’s Oxfam dinner at Chateau Marmont, saying, “I think we’d all like to do it again… We want to do it!”

Every so often something from one of the girls, a fly-away comment in an interview or a cryptic twitter exchange, will set the fandom buzzing with teases that the third film instalment might actually be in the works. Then the frenzy dies down and months later, nothing further has come out. Is this form of torture the girls have devised to tease fans, or is there something more?

“Every once in a while something comes over us. I can’t explain it,” Davis reveals. “We get nostalgic. We start tweeting each other crazy things and then all of a sudden people are talking about it and we’re like, ‘Uh-oh.'”

So we are no clearer about the possibility of a third movie, apart from the knowledge that the cast want to do it. Given the second offering they gave us in 2010, the desire for them to quit is extremely strong. However, we know that both the cast and the writers are so much better than that disaster – it’s why the episodes are still shown worldwide ten years later and people still flock to filming sites around the City – so to end on Sex and the City 2 would certainly be a disservice to the series.

Clare Sidoti
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