This Thursday, May 27, every shoe fanatic, fashionista, and Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte-wannabe will be at the theaters to see the new Sex and the City 2 movie. The highly anticipated film, starring all the familiar favorites from the now iconic HBO series, has been gearing up for weeks, being promoted almost everywhere you look.
On Thursday, May 20, at the Cambridgeside Galleria, 200 lucky VIPs celebrated the coming attraction with a fabulous soiree that included free cocktails, dessert samples courtesy of Finale, beauty treatments by Elizabeth Grady, and massive swag bags filled with beauty products, gift cards, and promotional items from the movie. Party guests were also entered into a raffle for dozens of prizes like “Sex and the City” DVDs, CDs, books, special edition Skyy Vodka, and Jee Vice Optic Couture designer sunglasses as seen in the movie, that were given away throughout the night. The event was even covered by reports from Dirty Water TV. For more photos from the fabulous event, check out our Facebook page!
Attendees were invited to dress as their favorite character, with the look-a-likes winning passes to a sneak preview screening of the film on Monday, May 24, three days before the film is officially released. HEC was there for the preview, which played to not one, but two packed screens at the Loews Boston Common theater.
The film didn’t disappoint die-hard fans, with many saying it felt more like a super-sized episode of the show, rather than a stand-alone movie, as the original feature film did. With much of the film taking place in Abhu Dabi (though filmed in Morocco), the eye-intoxicating array of haute couture and vintage fashions seemed at home in the exotic setting. The movie was not without some local connections however. Actor Mario Cantone, who plays Charlotte’s gay best friend and wedding stylist Anthony Marantino, was born in Boston. Most of his scenes in the movie take place in Connecticut, though they were actually filmed in New York City.