The very first episode of Sex and the City premiered 20 years ago this month. To mark this auspicious anniversary, ELLE. Carrie's flighty independence sat alongside Miranda's responsible, sarcastic nature; Charlotte's prim propriety often sat staunchly at odds to Samantha's brash confidence. These diverse qualities meant that sometimes we saw ourselves reflected in them, and it was fun to ask: Were we Carries, Samanthas, Charlottes, or Mirandas? As distinct from one another as astrological signs, the characters' divergent traits never prevented some of the strongest, realest friendships we'd ever seen on screen. Because Samantha was fucking lit, dude.
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Sex and the City , American comedy series, filmed over six seasons — in New York City by HBO , which became one of the most popular and influential television series of the late s and early s. Carrie Bradshaw Sarah Jessica Parker , a writer and self-described sexual anthropologist, philosophizes about modern sex life in a newspaper column, drawing from her own experiences and those of her friends, who participate actively in the Manhattan dating scene as they search for the perfect partner. The central characters in the series include the self-sufficient and sexually adventurous Samantha Kim Cattrall , the cynical and headstrong Miranda Cynthia Nixon , and the idealistic and naive Charlotte Kristin Davis. The dynamics of their relationships are revealed with wit and playful irreverence as the four friends experience love, loss, and betrayal. Sex and the City was nominated for 55 Emmy Awards , winning 7 of them.