Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Sex and The City 2 Anti-Muslim???

Interesting, but I find that hard very hard to believe, especially after watching the trailer, which views like an ad for UAE tourism.

Carrie Bradshaw is in trouble and it has got nothing to do with Mr Big. The much awaited sequel 'Sex And The City 2' has been accused of being "anti-Muslim" by critics who have also panned the film for lacking "script and soul."
The sequel to the 2008 hit sees the four New Yorker girlfriends travelling to the far-flung sand dunes of Abu Dhabi, but reviews say that the sojourn conjures up a "scathing portrayal of Muslim society", according to industry bible 'Hollywood Reporter'.
The Manolo-wearing, Chanel-loving fashionistas get caught up in some outrageous moments while in the Middle East, and the region's culture is depicted as "puritanical and misogynistic".
"The rather scathing portrayal of Muslim society no doubt will stir controversy, especially in a frothy summer entertainment," read the review by Hollywood Reporter.
One scene even features Carrie, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte York Goldenblatt (Kristin Scott) and Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia
Nixon), being rescued by Muslim women who strip off their burqas to reveal the stylish Western outfits they are concealing beneath their black robes.

Uh, yeah, that sounds soooo anti-Muslim (sarc).

The Middle East is portrayed as "puritanical and misogynistic"?? I have to confess, my curiosity is piqued. Very interested to see what Debbie will have to say after she screens this movie.

Could there be a fatwa on the way for Carrie Bradshaw?