Why is the Sex & the City Movie a Mega-Blockbuster?

Thursday, June 5, 2008 General News J E 4
NEW YORK, June 5 "Sex and the City grossed an estimated$55.7 million for its opening weekend, beating out the new Indiana Jonesmovie, much to Hollywood's surprise. No other romantic comedy has ever openedwith such a lucrative box office. There are clear reasons why this phenomenonis occurring," says Dr. Diana Kirschner, psychologist and recurringrelationship expert on the Today show. Each of the Sex & the City characters,Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, struggles with a specific datingpattern that many women face or have overcome. "Because so many women identifywith these four dating patterns," adds Dr. Diana, "They have made the TVseries and now the movie, an institution." The Four Sex & the City patternsare:

Dr. Diana Kirschner is the recurring relationship expert on the Todayshow, has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America & hundreds of radio shows.She has been interviewed by The New York Times, USA Today, Time & Peoplemagazines. Dr. Diana's forthcoming book is Love in 90 Days (Center Street) www.mydatingpatterns.comThe Crumbs Dating Pattern (like Carrie) 1. Accepting seductive & wonderful treatment from a guy who is ultimately out of reach & afraid of commitment (Mr. Big) 2. Fantasizing about & falling for men who put her second, behind work or other women (the Russian) 3. Cheating on a man who really loved her (Aidan) and pushing him away The Chase Me Dating Pattern (like Samantha) 1. Endlessly claiming she did not really want to have a relationship 2. Leaving lovers & moving on for no apparent reason 3. Fearing intimacy (Smith holding her hand in public!) and commitment The Not Perfect -- I'll Pass Dating Pattern (like Charlotte) 1. Fussy and a perfectionist 2. Almost passed on Harry Goldenblatt, a man who was good husband material but balding & unpolished. (refused to go to beach party with him unless he had his back waxed) 3. Judgmental and constricted about sexuality The Safety Net Dating Pattern (like Miranda) 1. Afraid of being alone & pessimistic about her odds of meeting a great guy 2. Dating guys she feels are beneath her 3. Attracted to a man only if other women are interested in him or he's left her (Steve)

SOURCE Dr. Diana Kirschner

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