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Carrie Bradshaw Is Back, And She’s Got A Sistah In Her Circle: Peep The ’80s-Chic Trailer For “The Carrie Diaries”
Carrie Bradshaw might be the only fictional white woman (aside from Nancy Drew) who I wouldn’t have had a problem trading places with. She had maaaad style, great friends, a dope job, and the New York City dating life transplants like me could only dream about. But after six seasons, a whole lot of sex, and two movies (one that was hella forgettable), we only had reruns to get our Carrie fix. But now, you can catch up with her again, the old-school Carrie that is, via the show “The Carrie Diaries.” In it, we meet Bradshaw in high school, trying to cope with the death of her mother, trying to survive high school (and boys), and getting the opportunity of a lifetime to intern in New York City. Where it all began.
In her first big trip to the Big Apple, Bradshaw meets a lot of interesting characters, including Larissa Loughton, a black “It girl” working for Interview magazine who helps Carrie transform her style and get acquainted with the New York nightlife, becoming her mentor. Shout out to Brit star Freema Agyeman (of Ghanaian-Iranian background) for nabbing the role and looking fabulous while doing it. From what I take from the trailer, the show is bound to be a very interesting one, and the fashions are interestingly enough some of the same ish people are wearing now. Here’s to hoping the CW doesn’t fail this show as they’re known to do (remember how they dropped the ball with “The Game” and let it go to BET to become a mess?). But only time will tell. What do you think of the trailer? Would you watch?
If you’re down, the show premieres in January on the CW.
Back when “America’s Next Top Model” debuted on UPN (yes, UPN…THROWBACK!), it was something fresh and fun for those just getting into the whole reality TV thing. The year was 2003. Almost 10 years later and the show has become a tad bit stale, so much so that they had to fire three fan favorite cast members recently to keep the fire going. But when it was hot, it was very entertaining. My only real issue with the show would be the fact that even the winners of the show (with the exception of Eva Pigford) would pretty much fall into obscurity when they were supposed to turning into the “Top” of the top models. What’s that about!? Either way, we found out what a few of them were doing and thought we’d share. And yes, we’ve done something like this before last year, but we’ve got some different faces off of the milk carton. And as always, be ready to click-ity click.
Sadly, it might be easy to forget Naima Mora. Though she was the winner of Cycle 4, the model, who is African American, Irish, Native American and Mexican, was pretty quiet and the perfect example of an introvert. Don’t let that mohawk fool you. But that didn’t keep her from being a fan favorite (winning fan voted “CoverGirl of the week” EVERY week) and impressing the judges to take the fancy CoverGirl contract, contract with Ford Models and spread in Elle. Since then, Mora did some TV work (“Veronica Mars”), she’s done her share of print work in big name magazines (US Weekly, IN Touch, and Teen People among many others), and done some independent film work. But for a few years now, Mora has taken a break from all the posing and giving good face to show off her vocal talents as the lead singer for the bands, Chewing Pics (which disbanded in 2009) and Galaxy of Tar. I don’t know if those names would intrigue me enough to go to listen to their music, but do your thing boo!
In Sex and the City 2, we saw our favorite New York fashionistas finally get their happily ever afters, particularly Carrie, but what was the best-selling author like before she met Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte? If you haven’t already read the “Carrie Diaries” you may have a chance to see her in action because the CW has ordered a pilot for a show based on the book.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, “the Carrie Diaries” will focus on Carrie during her senior year of high school in the early 80s, as she “asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and Manhattan.”
The first book in “The Carrie Diaries” series was published in 2010, and the sequel, “Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel,” came out last year. In the novels, Carrie is from a small town in New England, but the story line will be moved to New York to make for better television. Plus Amy B. Harris, who worked on the original “Sex and the City,” wrote the “Carrie Diaries” pilot and will serve as showrunner, so the series should be in good hands. There’s just one question, though, who should play the young Carrie Bradshaw? Something tells me Blake Lively will be all over this.
Are you excited for the “Carrie Diaries” to come to TV? Who do you think could pull off a young Carrie/Sarah Jessica Parker?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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