Sex And The City had more than a few outrageous storylines – take for example when Samantha wasn’t allowed to have sex in her new boyfriend’s sex swing until she had an HIV test – well, it turns out, they were all true. Yes, really. Cynthia Nixon has revealed that every single storyline in the show was based on something that had actually happened. Even that one.
Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda, told IMDB:
“Even though crazy and outlandish things happen in Sex And The City, fantastical things seemingly, they had a rule in the writer’s room that they couldn’t put anything into an episode that hadn’t literally happened to someone in the writer’s room or something that they knew first hand. It couldn’t be ‘My father’s brother’s sister’s shoe-repair guy heard once…’ kind of thing – so the physical and sexual things that happened were real tales.”
While it definitely seemed like the often outlandish storylines were much too far-fetched to be real, apparently the people in the writer’s room had much more interesting lives than we could ever have imagined.
Cynthia, who is currently promoting her new film, James White, also spoke about why she thought the TV show was such a smash success – “It was amazingly well written and very complicated in a way” – and also talked about which was her favourite episode. Describing the wedding they all attended in the Hamptons at the end of season five, Cynthia explained that it just as magical a summer evening in real life as it was on the show.
While rumours of another Sex And The City film have been flying around for some time now, we’ll just have to keep watching reruns until it is confirmed! Fingers crossed.