A Definitive Ranking Of Carrie's "Sex And The City" Questions, From Most Banal To Most Profound
Yes, that's right. All 92 of them.
The thing about Carrie is that she spends an extraordinary amount of time in a permanent state of wonder.
Which means that often her questions make no sense.
As in, they are literally devoid of meaning.
It's not even obvious whether she understands what she asks.
Sometimes she invents words.
Sometimes she wonders whether it's OK to date someone from an different background to her own. Earnestly.
And sometimes she's sexist.
Scrap that. Often she's sexist.
When she's down, she thinks everyone is out to get her. Including just general women who are young.
And general women who are married.
And despite writing a dating column, she can't grasp the difference between being an "employee" and being a "girlfriend".
One time, seeing some models (people who are paid to look pretty) made her (someone who is not paid to look pretty) feel insecure.
And then there was that time she thought relationships might have just come to a natural end.
And then once she asked whether she should just settle and the whole world was like, "NO CARRIE NO."
In fact, loads of her questions can be answered in three words. Here goes: YES (BUT DON'T).
DON'T SLUT-SHAME YOURSELF.
DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE.
Then sometimes she asks questions that are obviously silly but, let's face it, everyone asks.
And sometimes they're so specific that you're like, "OMG CARRIE JUST TELL US WHAT YOU REALLY THINK."
Sometimes she just moans.
And sometimes she puns. That's bad.
But then she just gets scared of life and that's kind of sweet.
We've all been there, Carrie.
Just looking for answers.
Even when we kind of know there aren't any.
Sometimes Carrie's questions are so raw.
That we can all just relate to them.
That's pretty much why Sex and the City is so great.
Because no one has all the answers.
And Carrie doesn't pretend to.
That's why, even though she's prone to sweeping generalisations...
... specifically gender-based generalisations...
... we can all feel her pain.
So when Big screws her over...
... we're happy to listen.
One time, she didn't finish her question, but we could tell it was going to be a good one.
She gets that relationships aren't just about two people.
And that Daddy issues are a very real thing.
She basically nails describing that part of a relationship where everything changes.
(OK, fine, she's a bit repetitive).
But she's also smart.
And sure, she makes obvious mistakes.
But not being perfect makes her a fantastic anti-hero.
Besides, she isn't afraid to accept the blame.
Everyone has asked this at some point.
And no one knows the answer to this.
Yes, she can be shallow.
Yes, she over thinks things.
And yes, loads of things she asks are absolute clichés.
But she poses important questions about faith.
And double standards.
OK THIS IS A VERY GOOD QUESTION.
THAT'S WHY SHE ASKS IT SO OFTEN.
This is now just basically philosophy.
Philosophy of hearts.
Philosophy of forgiveness.
Once she got very meta.
This is basically where all great thinkers start, no?
EUGHHH YOU'RE BREAKING MY HEART, CARRIE.
Carrie, you're a genius.
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