‘Sex and the City’ Prequel Rumors
Rumors of a prequel to the “Sex and the City” films have garnered a whole lot of buzz for the Carrie-stories. Based on the plotlines of Candace Bushnell’s prequel novels, “The Carrie Diaries” (2010), and “Summer and the City” (2011), the proposed film will chronicle the lives of Carrie and her bosom-buddies during their teen years and early twenties.
Yet it is predicted that the success of a prequel hinges on whether the film will be marketable towards both a YA-audience as well as long-time fans of the series.
The creator of the “Sex and the City” novels, Candace Bushnell, was able to fashion her work for both an older fan-base and a teenage audience in “The Carrie Diaries” seemingly without a hitch. But she was already walking a thin line by the time we get to the prequel’s follow-up, “Summer and the City.” Luckily Bushnell knew not to dumb-down her content for younger readers, instead the novel reads like “an addictive, ingenious origin story,” says LA Times’ Joal Ryan.
But the question remains: will Hollywood be able to follow through with their end of the bargain?
Already it looks like the majority of fans are doubtful of a potential blockbuster for a “Sex and the City” film prequel.
Rumors have been swirling about the Internet that the cast will include Black Lively as a younger Samantha; Selena Gomez as a possible Charlotte; Miranda would be played by Emma Roberts; and Carrie would go to Elizabeth Olsen, the younger sibling of Mary-Kate and Ashley. Certain celebrity gossip sites are already trying to gauge through readers’ poll, whether these new generation of Carrie’s and possible Samantha’s will be able to carry on the torch for “Sex and the City” fans.
Sarah Jessica Parker, who played the original Carrie, doesn’t seem to be too fond of this idea, stating, “I don’t think we can pretend to go back…It’s creating two histories. It’s like, ‘Oh I didn’t’ know that about Carrie Bradshaw.”
In defense of the prequel, Candace Bushnell, the creator of the series is seen quoted in Allie is Wired, “Every character has a back-story – what the reader sees, in a sense, is the tip of the iceberg. The characters don’t exist in a vacuum – when we fist meet them…in their Thirties and single in New York – they are, in a sense, in the middle of their stories.”