Monday, June 02, 2008
Mex in the Sex in the City
I will have to more about this in the days that follow but the producers of Sex in the City owe the nation of Mexico a huge apology. Between the jokes about Mexican water and food and would-be primitivity (Miranda demands of a Mexican bus-boy, "Is their wi-fi" [here in the sticks\), this has to be the most offensive panoply of Mexican stereotypes in a mainstream American film since the Greaser film series--when Charlotte craps her pants in front of her botoxed cronies (whether from "Montezuma's Revenge" or all the damned pudding she's has mainlined) it is a moment of allegorical fitting justice.
Couple to this the neo-Aunt Jemima role of Jennifer Hudson as Carrie Bradshaw's (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) girl Friday, and Darren Star et al are in for a tar and feathering of a special sort. More soon! Others are on this as well.