May 26, 2010, - 3:59 pm

“Sex & the (Islamic) City 2″: Ugly American-ettes v. Glamorous “Ugly” Muslims

By Debbie Schlussel

Painful.

That summarizes “Sex and the City 2,” which debuts in theaters at midnight tonight.  The movie was so long, slow, and boring, I wondered how long its 2.5 hours was in Sarah Jessica Parker dog years.  Or is that . . . Sarah Jess-equine Parker horse years?

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Ba-dum-bum-ch.

Yup, my two jokes about this movie are funnier than most of the really bad, sex-laden puns and vulgarities that populate this cheesy, annoying waste of time.  The movie–which mostly took place at a gay wedding in New York and a trip to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (actually, filmed in Morocco)–had so many dumb R-rated double entendres and was so punny unfunny (“Bedouin Bath & Beyond”–haha, funny), it felt as if it was written by senior citizen pornographers who started a second career as bad nightclub act comedians in the Catskills.  Blechhh.  This horrible movie makes the first “Sex and the City” movie (read my review)–which I hated–look like Shakespeare.

Also, I didn’t know for whom to root:  the ugly Americans who are the female (at least, I think they’re “shes”) embodiment of everything the Islamic world claims is bad about us, or the sleazy Muslim phonies the movie tries to tell us are so charming, luxe, stylish and uber-modest.  Yes, the movie does take some satisfying digs at the uber-intolerant Muslims, but only at their prudishness, which isn’t the most accurate or even objectionable part of Islam or the Gulf States and the Middle East.  And just because a movie makes statements about the obvious, while still mostly glamorizing Abu Dhabi, doesn’t make it a great movie.  This is Exhibit A that it’s otherwise.

So, what is the movie about?  I wasn’t quite sure, other than to watch ugly, aging women in gaudy clothes and make-up bitch, whine, and moan at and about their husbands, jobs, and nannies, and then try to have sex in the Middle East, after hanging out at the most painful-to-watch gay wedding.  Memo to gay men:  this film didn’t do ya any favors.  The gay wedding was the most atrociously gaudy, corny thing ever, filled with every gay steretype in the book, including Liza Minnelli performing the Beyonce’s “All the Single Ladies” with two Liza impersonators.  And did they really have to impress upon us that one of the gays in the wedding is a Jew, and pervert every wedding tradition of my religion into a gay circus?

I’m not sure which was worse–the gay wedding or the scene of the four women singing feminist anthem, “I Am Woman,” during karaoke at a club in Abu Dhabi.  If these four “are woman,” G-d help us.  There ain’t no roar here.  Just a lot of kvetching.

When the gay wedding is over, we see a whole bunch of Sarah Jessica Parker whining, nagging, and bitching at her husband (yup, that’s the unbliss of hetero marriage the filmmakers want you to see versus the gaudy-but-pleasant love of the gays).  She’s mad that her husband, “Mr. Big,” wants to stay in, eat take-out, and watch TV.  Oh, and he put his feet on their expensive couch.  She scolds him that “there’s no sparkle,” whatever that means. And, of course, at the end she’s bought off with “sparkle”–a giant diamond.  Yaaawn.  Watch “Divorce Court.”  It’s more creative.

Ditto for the gratuitous “wet t-shirt contest”-style scenes of Charlotte’s bra-less nanny.  I guess that was thrown in for the few moron guys who aren’t man enough to get out of being forced to sit through this sad flick with their girlfriends and wives.

And then when that stuff gets tiresome, the girls go on an all-expense paid trip to Abu Dhabi, courtesy of Sheikh Khalid, an Abu Dhabi royal who hires publicist Samantha to do wonders for his emirate.  “It’s the NEW Middle East,” he tells her.  “I can hear the decadence calling,” one of the “Sex” hags later declares.  They’re so impressed by their luxe airplane accommodations, which are so ugly and gaudy they resemble Saddam Hussein’s palace.  “Pringles in Arabic.”  Are Hollywood’s Americans that dumb that they think these Islamic barbarians don’t have American products with Arabic stamped on them?  Is it that impressive?  Here’s a tip:  American foods and clothing (especially if, in some cases, it’s underneath a niqab–the Islamic full-ninja face veil) doesn’t make you moderate.  It doesn’t mean you’re any less an extremist.

And guess what?  There’s Hebrew Bazooka bubble gum, too.  Hey, maybe they should do a movie.  I guarantee no one in Tel Aviv or Eilat will arrest Samantha for kissing in public.

Once in Abu Dhabi, the women are chauffeured around in their own personal Maybachs, feted by their own personal butlers, and hosted in a giant set of suites occupying an entire floor.  They’re shown drinking alcohol all over the place (an Islamic no-no), and dazzled that an Islamic woman’s niqab (again, the full-Ninja face-veil) is decorated with fashionable embroidery. One of the characters, Miranda tells us:

Younger Muslims are accepting old traditions in new and personal ways.

Yeah, whatever.  Tell it to all the women who’ve been honor-killed for being too Western and all the child brides who–well, I’d love to see how they accept old traditions in “new and personal ways.”

And, of course, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) runs into her past love and former fiance, Aiden.  Because–don’t you know?!–all lost loves are found in Abu Dhabis souk (Arab market).  And when she loses her American passport in the confusion, the kindly Muslim shop-owner saves her passport and returns it to her, days later.  Because, in the Muslim Mid-East, they’d NEVER sell your American passport and copy it a million times, right?  The shop owner is so nice and so honest, he won’t even take a small tip for saving her passport.  Yup, that’s so like the Arab market, isn’t it?  Hey, Hollywood, stop exoticizing the Arab street.  It’s neither as charming in real life nor as magical as  you want us to believe.  Not even close.

Even though we’re shown that Abu Dhabi natives are prudes, sex is mostly glamorized in Abu Dhabi in this movie.  A handsome Dutch architect tells Samantha that Abu Dhabi makes him “feel like a boy again,” because in Paris he’d already have his hand down her shirt but here he must be restrained and take things slow.

Eventually, the women learn that Abu Dhabi isn’t actually the Western sex paradise they thought.  Samantha gets arrested for kissing on the beach.  Their luxe trip is suddenly no longer on Sheikh Khalid’s tab, and they have to leave Abu Dhabi.

Charlotte, a convert to Judaism has a passport in her waspy maiden name and not her husband’s Jewish surname.  When she’s asked why by Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, it’s clear she gets it.  That’s where some of the rare, great dialogue and lines in this movie–which are few and far in between–come in:

Carrie:  York?  What happened to Goldenblatt?  It’s the “new Middle East.”

Charlotte:  It’s the Middle East.

Carrie:  It’s the new Middle East.

Charlotte:  It’s. the. Middle. East.

In the end, when they are in the Arab market, again, trying to get Carrie’s passport, Samantha’s purse drops and condoms fall out, just as Muslim men are answering the call to prayer.  The men get very angry.  But I wasn’t sure for whom to root–the vulgar slut or them.  It was like my many “Feuds I Wish Would Go On Forever & That Both Sides Would Lose.”

“Yes, I have sex!” she shouts at them.  “I have sex! I have sex! I have sex!”  I laughed, but at both her and her Muslim antagonists.  She’s a disgusting whore, and they are vile anti-Western creatures who–in real life–would sleep with her if they could get away with it.  Ultimately, the women sneak away in full-ninja niqab face veils and robes to get away.  But not before we’re shown the “moderate” Muslim women who help them.  Those women open their robes to reveal high-fashion low-cut outfits from designers in New York.  Is this supposed to mean sisterhood?  Does Hollywood not know that the most anti-Western, anti-Semitic, prudish wives of emirate Sheikhs and merchants are Fifth Avenue’s biggest customers?  Sorry, chicks, but haute couture doesn’t mean you’re not an Islamo-Nazi.  It just means you’re a rich one.

Like I said, this movie takes a couple of digs at Abu Dhabi and Muslims after almost two hours of glamorizing both and denigrating American women as sex-crazed nutjobs.  And that’s not enough.  It also didn’t make it watching this utter monstrosity. (Sorry, but watching Muslim Arabs singing Foreigner’s “It Feels Like the First Time” at a karaoke bar ain’t my idea of fun.)

Sitting through all the bad jokes, crotch-cams, naked men’s butts, crying melodrama, and other vulgar stupidity (not to mention bad Arabic pronunciation) isn’t my idea of how to spend ten bucks and nearly three hours.  I’ve said it before–when I reviewed the first “Sex and the City” movie:  these four women are dirty guys in ugly, aging women’s bodies covered in expensive bad clothes.

If I wanted to see the real thing, I’d watch “The Hangover.”

THREE MARXES
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58 Responses

Wow. Just your description of the karaoke scene “Muslim Arabs singing Foreigner’s “It Feels Like the First Time” at a karaoke bar ” literally makes my skin crawl.

People, even vapid, moronic female movie-goers in the US, can’t make this a success, can they? This has to flop miserably, doesn’t it?

DS_ROCKS! on May 26, 2010 at 4:11 pm

DS ROCKS, IT HAD BETTER FLOP!!!!

Bob Porrazzo on May 26, 2010 at 4:21 pm

And part of the plot is a gay wedding?

Why didn’t they write the gay wedding to take place in Dubai or Saudi Arabia? Samantha could have designed fabulous sequined nooses for the sharia hanging of the two grooms.

Or a scene where CArrie could have gotten raped in the alley behind the karaoke bar and because there weren’t 4 male, mulsim witnesses, there could have been a madcap stoning scene where Carrie is buried up to her shoulders in the ground and Samantha forgets to bring the decorator stones, so the American gals have to race around ultra-swank Dubai searching for bricks to stone Carrie with instead!

Oh, that zany, prudish muslim humor!

DS_ROCKS! on May 26, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Wow Debbie….judging by your review, I surmise you really LOVED IT! What do you expect from a bunch of superficial aging shoe whores?

natashafinkel on May 26, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Any woman who needs to buy overpriced Manolo Blahniks and haute couture clothing needs her head checked!

    NormanF on May 26, 2010 at 9:27 pm

If Muslim Arabs were really like that, Debbie would be the first to join them at that karaoke bar.

Which only underscores how disconnected a bad movie is from the reality of the Middle East. I don’t know why they had to take it out of New York. They shouldn’t have messed with the movie sequels and just ended it with the HBO series.

A couple of seasons worth of “Sex And The City” is all the soft porn cable action we needed to see, thank you!

NormanF on May 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm

The horse-faced Parker & sloe-eyed Cattrall alone would be issued mandatory burqas anywhere in the UAE.

Graty Slapchop on May 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm

The reality of the Arab World is women are owned by men as their personal property. They are invisible. That’s the reality of female life in the Arab World the movie doesn’t show to the audience. And puhleeaze – Arab Muslim men in real life will never be welcoming of foreigners. That’s why the Arab World is not not really a prime tourist destination. But you don’t have to watch “Sex And The City 2″ to tell you in the immortal Rudyard Kipling’s famous phrase, that “East is East and West is West and the twain will never meet.”

Indeed.

NormanF on May 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Wow, I must say you wrote this one out without taking a breath! What a roller-coaster ride, they should make a movie out of your description of it, it is- I am sure, more interesting than the movie!

It really get’s me after reading your other article yesterday (Atlantic Quotes Schlussel on “Sex & the City 2? Movie) and how the Arabic people and government are so fake on the outside, presenting a belief system, but the works are certainly much different. Like the couple that were arrested there recently for kissing in public and were jailed. Can you find a more hypocritical society allowing (must be the money or exposure, wait don’t they have enough money?) a movie that would be completely against their laws and yet arrest a couple and condemn them for a public kiss?

Your description has opened a huge window not only to the movie and the reasons behind it, but the horrible, pigish, sickening, male behavior of the Middle East! SHAME on them for even taking another breath of MY air!

Thank you for the endless information on the pigdom of Islamic/Muslim religion and culture! After I learn a bit more I am sure I will be a force to be reckoned with.

Amedeo

Amedeo Bianchi on May 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I guess portraying life in the UAE would upset and offend the Muslim community. They much prefer this inaccurate trash be shown for gullible, dim-witted SATC fans. After all, a little taquiyya goes a long way.

Alan on May 26, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Why does Hollywood sucking up for the arab world? This film won’t be screened in any arab state, I guess, so what do the film makers get of it? Trying to raise the arab middle east tourism? And why all movies involving muslims and jews have to be ‘light’ and full of stereotype jokes? Why can’t one big film director have a real free of propoganda and biassed film about Israel and the arabs (syrians, lebaneses, jordanians, egyptians, those who call themselves palestinians etc)???

Michael on May 26, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Amadeo: agreed, this is Debbie’s best movie review, ever. She should get a Pulitzer for this.

DS_ROCKS! on May 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Debbie,

Does this mean you *won’t* be purchasing this on BluRay and asking the actresses to autograph it for you?

Bernard on May 26, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Debbie is a critic and she’s generally spot on with her reviews. There’s just so little to like from Hollywood these days.

NormanF on May 26, 2010 at 6:11 pm

I thought movie stars were supposed to be the “beautiful” people. How did such an unattractive woman get a lead in this or any movie or television show? The movie may be bad, but having to look at this beast for more than a few seconds is brutal.

spiffo on May 26, 2010 at 6:37 pm

The truth sometimes can be hard to find. First is what people want to believe, then what they want to hear, then there is everything else, then you will find the Truth.

To Lie in Dubai on May 26, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Since when does Abu Dabi (admittedly one of the most progressive of the Arabic states)allow “gay weddings”? Never, that’s when. What a farce.

Not a socialist but another Jewish Republican on May 26, 2010 at 7:33 pm

So, Spiffo. Where is it written that you get to judge an actor’s performance by how physically attractive they are to you? I guess that Rambo/Stallone guy will never make it in one of your movies.

You’re just cruel. Mean spirited. Go away.

David Wade on May 26, 2010 at 7:33 pm

I actually went to Hebrew School with the guy who plays gay Stanford Blatch( sp?) Shame on him.

ShmeeAvram on May 26, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Repulsive. A gay wedding is a parody of the real thing. Be grateful Debbie saved you ten bucks and 2 1/2 hours of your life having to watch it!

    NormanF on May 26, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Ok another question, since one of the “gay wedding” people are Jewish, when did Abu Dabi allows Jews to visit? As far as I knew, you can’t be Jewish and visit Abu Dabi.

Not a socialist but another Jewish Republican on May 26, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Jews are not allowed to visit, Dubai, period. Which brings us to the $64,000 question on every one’s mind: how the heck does Chief Tamim know his suspects were even Jews? Not that any of the ones named in the circulated photos of them look like Jews. Good luck with finding live Jewish suspects. :)

    NormanF on May 26, 2010 at 9:14 pm

“Debbie” is a deep cover islamoterrorist sleeper agent.

It’s the only explanation.

Skopolum on May 26, 2010 at 8:57 pm

The Golden Girls 2010.

Smooth on May 26, 2010 at 11:04 pm

I hear that the U.S. government financed this movie to use as a form of torture when interrogating Islamic terror suspects.

They’ll beg for waterboarding instead.

Do people actually pay money to watch this crap?

Barry Popik on May 27, 2010 at 12:25 am

My god I am glad I am the anti-social one when it comes to popular shows or movies. Let everyone stay in the room in and watch stupid movies, I’ll go in the den and watch sports.

CaliforniaScreaming on May 27, 2010 at 12:48 am

The review made me cringe alone…No free-thinking guy would step foot in the theatre for this one.

I’ve seen you at several screenings in the past, and I have to give you props for having the internal fortitude to sit through alot of the garbage being churned out these days.

trewsdetroit on May 27, 2010 at 5:35 am

Did SJP see that movie poster before it was released?! She looks like a TV on crack!

Oscar on May 27, 2010 at 8:11 am

Women screaming and children trying to escape a village on fire.
These are just two of the images that two Palestinian sisters, Fatima and Zeinab Jaber, 65 and 71, live with from an event they witnessed 60 years ago.They are haunted, too, by the memory of their mother, Nuzah, who they recall crying as she rushed members of their family to safety.And they are their last recollections of their home, the village of Deir Yassin, as it was being overrun and destroyed by armed Jewish militant groups.
Jew terrorists hagana stern burned the babies in the ovens infront of their parents then they killed the parents this is just one crime of the millions of crimes jew terrorist hooked ugly noses did to the native people of palestine
god bless palestine

viva hamas on May 27, 2010 at 8:37 am

    “Viva Hamas,”

    Can you provide one shred of proof for the “millions of crimes” you want us to believe that Jews have committed against Muslim “Palestinians”?

    Those two Muslims you quoted from have zero credibility, as do any Muslims, because of the tenet of “jihad of the tongue.” No civilized person can ever trust or believe what a Muslim says. In any case, burning a baby in the oven in front of the mother does not sound credible.

    Actually, it sounds just like anti-Jewish Nazi propaganda during and before WWII. And you Muslim barbarians wonder why people think you are the modern Nazis of the world?

    JM on May 27, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Viva actually describes the typical Muslim pogrom against the infidel. Muslims hordes do exactly the kind of things that viva claims Jews did–which explains why the “narrative” is so well fleshed out.

    Anyway, Fakestinian Muslims are just slaves of Allah bred for jihad. They should be treated accordingly.

    skzion on May 27, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Can you please elaborate who are those whom you call ‘palastinese’ and where are they coming from? I seem to have a problem finding any recollection of them before 1948 in the books of history.

    Michael on May 27, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Da bunkum. Its a hoary blood libel with no substance whatsoever.

    Exactly what I expect a Jew-hating Hamasnik to peddle on here.

    Tell us how you really feel. You want all the Jews dead, right?

    Stay classy now, viva hamas!

    NormanF on May 27, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Viva should be a writer for the NY Times, if he isn’t already.

No Honor in Palestine on May 27, 2010 at 9:13 am

    They are Islamo-Nazis. They are clear in their belief. And the stereotypical hook-nosed Jew is a cartoon staple across the Arab World.

    Sadly, people are in denial about these barbarians. They cannot be reasoned with.

    But it seems no one is going to wake the heck up to stop them!

    NormanF on May 27, 2010 at 2:31 pm

If this loser viva hamas was alive after WWI, he would’ve worked for Der Speigel newspaper in Germany during the Weimer Republic days. He’s espousing the samethings that Hitler said in the 1930s & 1940s, but only viva hamas is the muslim version of Hitler.

And you guys know that hollywood was once patriotic, it wasn’t always filled with far left wing communist nutjobs like today. Did you guys know that Clarke Gable, Eddie Albert, James Stewart, Ronald Reagan, etc. served in WWII! Also some country-western artist from those days served in WWII, such as T. Texas Tyler, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Merle Travis, Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith, Tommy Duncan, The Maddox Brothers (not their sister Rose Maddox), Gene Autry, etc. Hollywood started to change dramatically at the start of the 1960s, and hollywood today is one of the problems in this country, but their are other problems in this country besides hollywood!

“A nation is identified by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on May 27, 2010 at 10:49 am

The movie is crappy. It’s the review that’s spot-on. And evidently Debbie is not alone in her panning of this lame excuse for a film; there are many others calling this one of the worst of the year, and it may yet be what is charitably called a “bomb.”

ConcernedPatriot on May 27, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Aw, come on. *One* of the four isn’t ugly. When this comes out on DVD, which I hope is never, my wife is going to want to watch it, no matter how bad the reviews are. I will lock myself in the bedroom for the duration of the movie and then wait for the film’s stink to clear out of the living room before venturing back in.

Mr. Lucas Brice on May 27, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Saw it last night. For free, thank G-d. Utterly appalling. 1) When Samantha was being a crude disgusting slut, she was referred to as overly “American”; 2) I’m sure the Moooooslems will be up in arms over SOMETHING that offends them i.e. condoms; 3) I was annoyed every minute of the film as they used Miranda as a vehicle for preaching about the “mysterious wonders of Islam and the subjugation of women”; and 4) The very first sentence of the movie referred to the Native Americans as “Indians”. But I’m sure nobody will be decapitated over that one. I tried to leave after the first 5 minutes but my friend wouldn’t let me. I’ll never get those hours back:(

TwstedSister on May 27, 2010 at 1:55 pm

“So, Spiffo. Where is it written that you get to judge an actor’s performance by how physically attractive they are to you? I guess that Rambo/Stallone guy will never make it in one of your movies.

You’re just cruel. Mean spirited. Go away.”

DW: Where is it written? I work in this town, you dope. There certain realities that apparently escape you. It’s the producers that judge, not I. Homely faces don’t get box office, regardless of “performance”.

Yes, reality is cruel. Take your warm and fuzzy and go away yourself, PUSSY!

spiffo on May 27, 2010 at 2:26 pm

oops, I meant “there are”, not “their”

spiffo on May 27, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Wow, I am so glad that I did not get into the movie reviewing business … not that there were any demand for my services, but still … I am convinced that having to watch this stuff twists your mind. Case in point: Roger Ebert.

Gerald on May 27, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Last night just before bed I logged into Yahoo, and they had an add for this movie with a close-up of Sarah Jessica Parker taking off her glasses…I had trouble falling asleep, as I was afraid she would dress up in a clown outfit and eat me.

The horror…the horror…

Bernard on May 27, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Where is Mister Ed when you need a talking horse?

Fugly in the City on May 27, 2010 at 4:29 pm

One day, the biggest losers of the world would be these stupid liberal empowered feminists when Islam could take over the world and they’ll be crying futilely to see women’s rights goes to the dustbin of history.

Bobby's Brain on May 28, 2010 at 12:28 am

Accurate description of the meiskeit Parker. Her Mr Right is Mr. Ed. Good point,Fugly. And all this time I thought Camilla Parker Bowles (Seabiscuit) was bad……

Not Ovenready on May 28, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Not to mention Fergie, Duchess of York coming down the home stretch into old age.

    mk750 on May 28, 2010 at 3:33 am

Told you, all of you who espouse conservative life style, you should boycott all Holywood sex crazed movies. Boycott also Donald Trump, not because of Rima Fakih, but for infecting sex crazed life style into your culture by parading half naked women for all world to see, it’s not beauty pageant, it’s sexual pageant.

America became mess like now because most of you conservatives who should know better, have been so permissive. And your children you sent to public school to be infected with decadent life style. Present mess is the reaping of the sowing.

alchemie on May 28, 2010 at 3:02 am

This is one movie I could review without even watching it. It’s just like a James Cameron movie or Desperate Housewives or Oprah show.

There’s a certain audience out there of shallow girls and gays that eat this up with a spoon. I have to give the writers and producers credit, they know what their audience wants and delivers.

This movie typifies the current American dream, unfortunately. In the past the American Dream was to work hard and you’d make it more than likely if you kept at it.

Now, the american dream (small caps intended) is you make it with sex appeal and “I do what I want!” (imagine Cartman on the Maury Show).

That is why we have this movie, Oprah, Ellen, The View, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, The Hills, and on and on down the sewer.

Jeff_W on May 28, 2010 at 10:15 am

Note to Not a Socialist: The wedding takes place in New York, not Abu Dhabi. Then, following that, the four friends jet off to the Middle East.

Burke on May 28, 2010 at 10:23 am

The movie might be shallow but your review is oozing sour grapes. And many of the commentators have their info wrong. Abu-Dhabi does allow jews, indeed many do reside in the Emirates. It doesn’t allow Israeli passport holders. You just seem to be miffed that they didn’t film it in Israel instead.

Norma on May 28, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Excellent review, Debbie! Just watching the ads for this movie on tv are horrifying enough. I knew I’d never watch it. I honestly don’t know how you can stand the torture of watching all this trash week after week, but thank you for doing it, so we don’t have to!

batyah on May 30, 2010 at 1:02 am

“D.S. Rocks”

I enjoyed reading your comment, reposted here, below.

I wonder why I did not read anything in the review about floggings, etc. Is it not true that some Imams give lectures at Friday night semons in mosques how to properly beat your wife?

Also, how do you think the movie would have staged a “gay” (homosexual) execution in the movie “Sex and the City 2?”

Would they have a big musical production, with high priced couture, gemstones, etc., with an elaborate setting? How would the “girls” react? They might actually comment at how amazing and inspiring the Abu Dhabi culture is and how exciting the execution of homosexuals is in an Arab land, what with all those exciting Arab men around, and all that “decadence.”

Here is just one of your comments that I enjoyed:

“And part of the plot is a gay wedding?

Why didn’t they write the gay wedding to take place in Dubai or Saudi Arabia? Samantha could have designed fabulous sequined nooses for the sharia hanging of the two grooms.

Or a scene where CArrie could have gotten raped in the alley behind the karaoke bar and because there weren’t 4 male, mulsim witnesses, there could have been a madcap stoning scene where Carrie is buried up to her shoulders in the ground and Samantha forgets to bring the decorator stones, so the American gals have to race around ultra-swank Dubai searching for bricks to stone Carrie with instead!

Oh, that zany, prudish muslim humor!”

DS_ROCKS! on May 26, 2010 at 4:27 pm

William on June 1, 2010 at 10:07 am

Fortunately I have not suffered through this film, and hopefull I never will.

Of course, if we could make some financial arrangements, say, offer me about $100,000,000 I might be interested in watching it – once, so long as I can have a HAZMAT crew decontaminate me and a great psychiatrist deal with the trauma from sitting through such swill.

William on June 1, 2010 at 10:16 am

This was one of the better earnest female written reviews of this movie, which I refuse to go see precisely for the reasons you articulate so well. Sex and the City for me represents an infomercial for The Fashion Industry and Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue shopkeepers, which in the spirit of capitalism is fine by me. However, for many people who have either never been to New York or aspire to move here and who do not know any better, it is a symbol to them of what life is like in NYC, trivializing the significance of my hometown and the experience of being a New Yorker.

Christopher London on June 14, 2010 at 3:02 am

some of you guys are a bunch of hatful queens sitting on your fat asses! bitch please you wish you had a life like the characters who live fabulously,

regardless this money made a shit load of money! a shit load of money that some wont see in your lifetime!

so haters ya’ll just need to jump in a river and drown!

Isabel on June 15, 2010 at 1:34 am

I now understand why Americans (feminists and their supporters) hate the Muslim so much:

(1) Americans want to steal/plunder Arab resources i.e. oil

(2) Muslim women make American feminists ashamed of their own vile sluttishness, disguised as some kind of “empowerment”, whatever empowerment is supposed to mean. (the right to be a slut, without any man forcing you to be a slut? Pathetic!!

American women are the most disgusting, diseased animals alive. Yuck. No sane man would want dirty USA whores.

American women bring dishonour on themselves and their country. No wonder nobody likes or respects America anymore.

Gemma on February 24, 2011 at 7:34 pm

The writer of this review is an absolute racist pig. Do you feel better now that you got all your ugliness out in writing? ITS A MOVIE LOSER. ITS FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES. Seems like you are the bored loser who has nothing better to do than to give a play by play of something meant for entertainment. Im actually disappointed that I spent a few minutes reading this crap but I just couldnt help to see just how vile people can be. You make me sick with your disgusting stereotypes. Who the hell do you think you are and who made you an expert on the Middle East and what goes in Arab markets? Open your closed mind, stick your head out of your jewish bubble and dont get your “expertise” from typical stereotypes and racist jokes. Vile vile woman you are…..

Marni on August 12, 2011 at 4:11 am

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