Monday, August 15, 2005

Nothing Sexier

During a mini-marathon of Sex and the City recently, I pinpointed for myself the two sexiest moments of the entire series. Surprisingly, those moments had nothing whatsoever to do with Samantha -- or any of the other girls for that matter -- riding some extremely hot guy. (And y'all know, there were more than their fair share of hot guys in that show.) In fact, The Sexiest SATC Moments Ever featured no nudity at all.

I have decided that The Sexiest SATC Moment #1 happened when Carrie was so desperately tried to get back together with Aiden after her incredibly ill-advised fling with Big. As she's trying so hard to beg for his forgiveness (which he is understandably loath to give) on his doorstep, he eventually, in a fit of frustration, cries out:

"You broke my heart!"

In my mind, that moment defines sexy: the ability to admit the ultimate weakness. Being able to say "I was vulnerable; I am vulnerable; and I am not willing to risk getting hurt by you again." That one line cemented my love for Aiden and made me want Carrie to end up with him, just because he more than Big deserved to be happy, even if that meant being with her.

The Sexiest SATC Moment #2 came a few seasons later, when Samantha was battling cancer and the chemo-induced hair loss. Ashamed and embarrassed over being bald, she tried to hide it from her boyfriend, Jarrod. She's even afraid that he'll dump her because she's lost her looks.

At some point, Samantha is distraught over this. At that moment, to prove his unconditional love for Samatha, Jarrod wordlessly walks over to the sink (they're in the bathroom), picks up an electric shaver, and proceeds to shave off all the hair on his head.

Hot damn, that was sexy: being able to take control of the situation, and make a personal sacrifice like that (Jarrod was an actor after all), to show solidarity with a woman he wanted to be with. I think I actually wanted to cry when he started doing that.

So there you have it. In a television series filled with sex scenes and explicit discussions of sex, the two sexiest moments ever didn't even actually involve sex. They involved love and commitment.

10 comments:

kat said...

Moment #1 was probably one of my favorite TV moments ever - and I was never even that big of a SATC fan!

anne said...

Yes, moment #2 is one of my favourites too... Very moving. I don't think I would have called it sexy though.

Melissa said...

I love-love-loved moment #1!! Sooo sexy.

purpletwinkie said...

Wow Dennis! Moment #1 recently happened to me...and I said that to him. You make me know I did the right thing. Thanks.

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kat said...

uh, yeah Dennis! nice info. very useful.

Dennis! said...

Kat: I'm just a wealth of useful information, ain't I? :P Grrr.

Anne: Maybe "sexy" isn't the ideal word for it, but it sure made Jarrod that much hotter in that instant, eh? Sure, he looked hot with the shaved head and everything, but what really made him that attractive in that moment was the reason he did it.

Twinkie: I'm sorry to hear about your situation. :( *hugs*

Melissa: Sometimes I still wish Carrie had ended up with Aiden instead of Big....

ericorbit said...

moment #2 is definitely better than moment #1, but I think that's because I really just never liked Aiden.

For me, the more heartbreaking scene is the one when Carrie breaks up with Big the 2nd time - right before he moves to France and she throws the McDonald's food in his kitchen and hits the TV. Poor Carrie. I've been there, honey. Stupid men!

duane said...

I think one thing that both of those moments share, that inevitably makes them sexy to me, is that it shows the human side of the characters, and shows them well. That is something that is missed very often on TV. Great observations!

Chris Owens said...

I just watched the first episode you refered to, and I loved it when Aidan shouted. I started thinking, "I would NEVER break your heart."

Aidan...you reading?