‘Sex and the City’ Plot Lines Were All Real

Except for Carrie Bradshaw’s rent, probably

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

It’s been over 10 years since the last episode of Sex and the City aired, but Carrie Bradshaw’s life full of sex and cosmos in New York City is still revered by single girls everywhere. Little did we know, all those adventures were true.  According to Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda, the crazy plot lines really happened.

“[The writers] had a rule . . . Nothing can be written that didn’t literally happen to someone in the writers’ room or someone they knew firsthand,” Nixon told IMDb Asks about where Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda’s tales of love, sex and heartache came from. “It couldn’t be my father’s brother’s sister’s shoe repair guy — the outlandish physical, sexual things that happened . . . really did happen.” 

Sex and the City was originally created by Candace Bushnell and based upon her series of “Sex and the City” columns for the New York Observer. Her Mr. Big was inspired by Ron Galotti, the president of Talk Media and the former publisher of Vogue. In real life, the two dated until he dumped her on the eve of her book and married another woman six months later. 

Truth is stranger than fiction.

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