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17th Jan 2016

Here’s Why The Sex And The City Creator Hates The Way The Series Ended

We MUCH prefer the alternative ending.

The grand finale of the insanely popular Sex and The City series was a bit of an anti-climax.

For a show that promoted the idea that women did not need to get married to be happy, it sort of went against all the messages that were at its core.

All of the storylines were wrapped up in a bow, and Carrie goes off into the sunset with Big – it was all just a bit too chic flicky.

And it has been revealed that the show’s creator, Darren Star, agrees.

Speaking to Deadline, Star admitted that he felt the final episode “ultimately betrayed” what the show was about.

He said:

“I didn’t break those last episodes.

“If you’re empowering other people to write and produce your show… at a certain point, you’ve got to let them follow their vision.

“But I think the show ultimately betrayed what it was about, which was that women don’t ultimately find happiness from marriage. Not that they can’t. But the show initially was going off script from the romantic comedies that had come before it. That’s what had made women so attached.”

He also spilled the beans on the alternative endings – producers toyed with having Carrie’s then-boyfriend Alexandr Petrovsky follow her home to New York.

The other (and our favourite) would have seen Carrie go home from Paris alone.

Which ending do you prefer?