I am not a Sex & the City fan. Not a big deal, I’m just not a big TV watcher anyway; I prefer to spend my free time online. I am, however, a Kim Cattrall fan. At least, I’ve become one over the last few years (and even more so today) because I think that she’s an exceptionally fine looking woman. Ms. C turned 50 a couple of years ago, but as far as I’m concerned, she more than holds her own against the younger actresses in S&TC, which is now premiering on the big screen.
Yes, the S&TC movie is out, and is causing a lot of media buzz. And that’s what leads me to today’s little gnashing of teeth.
You know, sometimes we get a little wrapped up in our safe little blogging world, and we forget about some of the things that are going on in the world outside. Here, in Edge-of-Vanilla-land, women are sexy because of their attitudes. Skin color, weight, hair length, and yes, even age are secondary and tertiary considerations; EoV Testing Laboratories rates the sexiness of women bloggers primarily on wittiness, intelligence, writing ability, evinced interest in posting pictures of interesting body parts, and a desire to be GGG (Good, Giving, and Game). Extra points are awarded to those who stroke my ego.
As I spend a lot of my free time reading and blogging, I’m sometimes surprised – and disappointed – when I run across people with attitudes that are much less tolerant than my own. Such was the case today; I came to work with a smile on my face, courtesy of Mrs. Edge who spent part of yesterday afternoon and last night expressing her appreciation for the nice little party that I threw for her 50th birthday. That’s right, I had sex with a 50 year old woman. And I enjoyed it! Yet, from the comments I’ve been reading in the entertainment blogs about Kim Cattrall, you’d think that I was fortunate not to have scraped myself on her dry, dusty, wrinkly vagina. If I could even have gotten hard, that is, once I’d seen the cellulite, crows feet, stretch marks, and other skin imperfections.
What the fuck is wrong with some of these people?
Or maybe I should be asking who the hell are these people who are so young and perfect that they can make such remarks about anyone over the age of 35? Have any of the people commenting – which are both men and women – any idea at all of what’s going to happen to them when they hit 40? 45? 50? 60? Do they expect that their own sex drive is going to shrivel up, wither away?
Maybe they do. After all, by the comments that I’ve been reading, old people – that is, people past their 40s – aren’t supposed to be sexual. Oh, they might eye the younger, hot bodies on the various TV shows, the may linger over an advertisement in a magazine, they might even have some desire. . . but to actually have sex? Out of necessity only, and with the protection of a HEPA dust filter and a can of 90 weight transmission lube.
Kim Cattrall has pretty much made a career out of playing a woman that enjoys sex, one who is older than we expect to have such inclinations. This was a criticism of her a decade ago when S&TC was a new show, and it’s one that will continue to haunt her as long as narrow-minded people with low expectations continue to have opinions on such things.
Lest you think that it’s just a bunch of random malcontents, consider today’s quote from Gawker.com, on a new series in which Kim Cattrall will be starring:
Sex and the City star and perpetually naked old lady Kim Cattrall will continue her illustrious career of pretend-fucking on camera for HBO. The positively ancient fiftysomething coital acrobat has signed on to play the lead in a new series, copied of course from a British show, about a middle-aged woman who has a sexual reawakening, leading to major life changes. It’s essentially about fucking to terms with things.
No word yet on whether she’ll have three shrill, shoe-worshiping friends, but you can bet there will be puns. So very many puns. [EW.com]
Amazing. The media is so intent on displaying sex in ads, TV shows, movies, magazines, etc., because we all know that sex sells. Unfortunately, we’re only supposed to look at it, as if it were some kind of display piece. We’re not actually supposed to do it, much less enjoy it.
I know that I have some fellow bloggers who are pushing the 40 year mark, and even a few that are pushing 50. I say we strike a blow for sexual equality by screwing our way into old age – and enjoying it to the fullest extent. Let’s show the media that we’re mad horny as hell, and we’re not gonna take it anymore!