Friday, June 06, 2008

My Weekend Crush

Maybe it’s just me. Maybe it’s the gay thing. But I think Cynthia Nixon has been looking fantastic lately. Really, really fantastic. After seeing her in the “Sex and the City” movie last weekend (and when I say seeing her, I mean ALL of her – da-YUM!), I don’t think it’s just me. Girlfriend looks fierce. And you know, maybe it was just the nostalgia. Maybe it was the cocktails we snuck into the theater. But I had a great time watching the movie. So much so, I’m tempted to go see it again this weekend.

My fondness for the series stretches back to its beginning a decade ago. It was around the same time I moved to California and here were four ready-made friends I could visit with each week. And, over time, they became as familiar as old friends. And, as I’ve mentioned before, Miranda was always my favorite. It wasn’t just the suits or the sarcasm or the scarlet hair. No, it was that Cynthia Nixon made Cynthia Nixon more than a stereotypical ball-buster. She made her entirely human and therefore entirely relatable. Seeing Cynthia step back into Miranda was a treat once again. And once again she made Miranda real and relatable. It wasn’t the Carrie/Big breakup that made me cry, it was the Miranda/Steve breakup. That felt real. That felt raw.

All these years later, what I admired about Miranda is what I admire about Cynthia. She is smart. She is talented. She is hard-working. She is unfailingly honest. And then there’s the one thing Miranda wasn’t – she is gay. (Well, there was that one episode with the kiss in the elevator.) The way she has publicly handled both her relationship with girlfriend Christine Marinoni and her battle with breast cancer is inspiring. That’s how it’s done – privately, but honestly. Plus the whole gay thing must really be agreeing with her because (and I really can’t stress this enough) girlfriend looks fantastic. Happy weekend, all.

8 comments:

Nelfy said...

oh, hot! I really like Cynthia Nixon as well and you're right, she was grat in Sex and the city. The dress she wore at the london premiere? - H-O-T!!!

HB said...

Totally hot! Just discovered your blog - good reading! I'll be back.

vikki said...

I think it has been very interesting reading the media's reaction to her girlfriend's rather butch appearance. Don't you think?

ShamelessAddict said...

Because i love you i'm not going to berate you for your lack of spoiler warnings. But a word to the wise, you might want to add them in before the 3 other people that haven't seen the movie yet read your blog.

Anonymous said...

Miranda was never my favorite, only 'cause Carrie was.

But, I totally agree that she is looking HOT these days-- saw her on The Graham Norton Show last week and I couldn't stop thinking... My, she's looking so Good!


P.S. I'm one of the 3 other people :P

skrailly said...

"No, it was that Cynthia Nixon made Cynthia Nixon more than a stereotypical ball-buster."

Did you mean, "It was that Cynthia Nixon made Miranda Hobbes more than a stereotypical ball-buster?"

dc said...

Absolutely agree with you. She's looking better than ever. I'd noticed this when they started doing the SATC junket. I kept saying to myslef: my, that Cynthia is looking GOOD. She seems to have blossomed quite amazingly!

I know its odd to say this, but being with a woman ( or at least with Christine) is OBVIOUSLY agreeing with her :)

Anonymous said...

Why is it odd to say that being with a woman agrees with her? Being with a woman agrees with most women. That's why lesbianism is vilified, made-invisible, mocked, dismissed, minimized... It's to frightening for patriarchy to let the word out. Most women prefer women in most ways, and if given the oppotunity to explore it, sexually as well.