Monday, June 2, 2008

common sense, fashion sense and sex and the city

So the big movie of the summer is here, for those with vaginas anyway. If you're a fan of Sex and the City the show, you'll enjoy the movie. If you're not a fan, then um, duh, don't see it. Don't criticize what you don't understand. And leave me and everyone else to enjoy in all things girly and fabulous. Looking for a feminist manifesto on screen? You're not gonna find it here. Just like you wouldn't be able to find it on the show. Who's more silly: the fan-base of this show or the critics who are outraged at the gross vapidity of it all? I say the latter, for trying to find something where it clearly does not exist. I know I can't afford Manolos with my freelancer's income (f-ck, I don't even have health insurance...but I dooo have a healthy amount of credit now! Stay tuned for further episodes of Marianne With a Shiny Credit Card) but that's not stopping me from enjoying someone else prance around in them and Dior and Vivienne Westwood and LV and blah blah blah... I'm not living in a fantasy world, I just like watching it. That's not being a vapid, materialistic, whore, that's just entertainment.

What is silly, however, is the fact that after getting blisters from walking all over Central Park in very flat flats on Friday and then walking in sensibly low wedges Saturday, I decided to torture my feet some more and wear 4-inch stilettos at work (AT, not to and from, because I've learned my lesson: NYC commuters should never ever commute in dangerous heels). Shoes that are a teeeny bit too small for me. That I haven't worn in two years. Did I mention one of my calves is sore (I don't know why)? Now that is an example of fashion sense getting in the way of common sense. But I'll be damned because they look soooo pretty.

1 comment:

Brian said...

I'm no podiatrist but I do imagine the awkward planting of your foot in heels, compounded by the discomfort of the shoes being a little small, might have had something to do with the soreness in one of your calves.

I'll forward your concerns to Dr. House...