In a new interview with IMDbAsks, Cynthia Nixon reveals that every bat-sh*t thing that happened on Sex and the City was based on a real event. “They had a rule in the writing that they couldn’t put anything in an episode that didn’t literally happen to someone in the writer’s room or someone they knew firsthand,” Nixon says. “It couldn’t be, like, my father’s brother’s sister’s shoe-repair guy heard once that, you know. So, the outlandish physical, sexual things that happened — they really did happen.”
Though it’s masquerading as a benign throwaway quote in a benign throwaway interview, Nixon’s quote has implications that will likely destroy the lives of millions of men and women alike, who’ve spent the past 18 years or so innocently believing Sex and the City to be some kind of lacquered urban fantasy. “Sure, Carrie has spent $40,000 on shoes on a writers’ salary, but this is a fairytale,” we all told ourselves as we duct-taped the tops of our Adidas sandals. “Sure, Samantha got pulled out of a ditch by Leonardo DiCaprio, but Leonardo DiCaprio certainly doesn’t frequent ditches in real life, no reason to hurl ourselves into ditches or anything.”
Turns out we were wrong, my friends. It was real. All of it was real. This is the kind of life-altering revelation that sends the mind reeling. Now is the time to ask ourselves: What is truth? What is beauty? What is love? What is Post-It? But before we fall down the rabbit hole of our freshly ruined lives, let’s review some of the more outlandish Sex and the City plotlines that we once thought to be mere folly, but know now to be 100 percent true:
- That time Natasha caught Carrie in her apartment, fell down the stairs and broke her face.
- That time Miranda found an affordable house with a yard in New York.
- That time everyone used the word “modelizer” like it was a commonly understood term.
- That time Carrie’s friend made her take off her shoes when she walked into her apartment.
- That time Samantha said “deja screw.”
- That time Miranda threw her cake in the trash, then ate it.
- That time Lucy Liu got mad at Samantha.
- That time Carrie wore a Juicy Couture beach coverup to the farmer’s market.
- That time Geri Halliwell guest-starred.
- That time Carrie ate a Russian dinner at, like, 3 a.m.