Although I haven’t read any of The Carries Diaries, I’ve read and watched Sex and the City in it’s entirety. I know, groan right? Deal with it. Anyway, I’ve secretly been looking forward to CW’s new series The Carries Diaries, based on Candace Bushnell’s prequel to original book. Based on the trailer though, I can’t say I’m thrilled at Carrie before sex, the city and Mr. Big.
I like AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie and the fashion (even sans Patricia Field) looks drool-worthy. But the plot seems uber stereotypical. Carrie accepts an internship at a prestigious law firm. Upon meeting a stylish magazine editor she’s immersed in the world of urban culture and clubs.
It’s all, Carrie goes to Manhattan, meets a wicked-cool fashionista, gets sent a free high couture gown, goes to a high profile event. I’m sure hilarious hijinks ensue but this would never happen in real life.
Why not try reality: Carrie goes to Manhattan, scrapes by in a tiny house which shares with a bunch of other interns, does coffee runs ALL DAY, and scrapes together a few bucks for a non-alcoholic Cosmo (she’s way underage). I think that’s a much more interesting storyline anyway rather than the excessive glitz. All I can say is, I think HBO’s version would have been a little different.
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We know you’ve been waiting with bated breath. The CW finally announced AnnaSophia Robb, best known as Violet in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, will play Carrie Bradshaw in the pilot for Carrie Diaries.
Robb will take on Sarah Jessica Parker’s role, 20 years previous to her sex column. The show is based on Candace Bushnell’s book of the same name, and chronicle’s Carrie’s high school life in the 80s.
The whole concept is still strange to me. I’m a huge Sex and the City fan (minus the movies) but the show barely mentions Bradshaw’s family life. I never read the book so I’m just trying to imagine Carrie with a younger sister named Dorrit.
Writer and female TV show goddess Candace Bushnell has decided to give us another taste of her sassy side.
Known for her creation, Sex and the City, Bushnell?s new book, ?Lipstick Jungle,” is being turned into a TV series.
NBC has bought the rights to the book which is about three New York career women, says the Hollywood Reporter.
Bushnell originally wrote Sex and the City, which was adapted for TV by HBO, as a newspaper column.
“Sex and the City was about looking for Mr. Big and trying to find him,” Bushnell said. “This is about women trying to become their own Mr. Big for themselves.”
Producer Robin Schiff says the show is about ?powerful women.? Bushnell seems to make this a running theme throughout her novels.
Whether is be sexual power or power in the workplace, Bushnell gives it all to the women.
Lipstick Jungle tells the story of the lives of a film producer, a fashion designer and a magazine executive, who all feature in the top 20 of a fictional newspaper list of New York’s most powerful women.
Keep ?em coming Candace!