PopWatch Petition: Cut Mr. Big from the 'SATC' movie!

Noth_lAs someone who hate-hate-hated the fact that Carrie ended up with Mr. Big in the series finale of Sex and the City, you’d probably think I’d be thrilled by the joke/rumor leaked by Chris Noth (pictured, with Sarah Jessica Parker) to New York magazine that his character dies of a heart attack in the proposed opening scene of the SATC movie. But quite the contrary, I feel like Big’s death would let Carrie off the hook way too easily, giving her freedom from a man who’s totally wrong for her — without allowing her to make the brave choice to kick him to the curb once and for all.

In my mind, the brilliance of Sex and the City (at least up until its final episode) was that it celebrated women’s singledom as a viable — even desirable — choice in a world where we’re constantly told the only happy ending for a princess (whether she’s British, animated, or played by Drew Barrymore) is to climb into some dude’s horse-drawn carriage and ride off into the sunset. And no episode showcased SATC‘s philosophy better than "A Woman’s Right to Shoes," in which Carrie’s designer heels get pilfered at the new-baby party of a self-absorbed pal (brilliantly played by Tatum O’Neal). I can still remember wanting to stand up and cheer after Sarah Jessica Parker delivered her rousing little phone message: "Hi! It’s Carrie Bradshaw. I wanted to let you know that I’m getting married. To myself. Oh, and I’m registered at Manolo Blahnik. So thanks. Bye!"

When SATC finally hits the big screen, I’m hoping the film’s opening scene finds Carrie giving Big a peck on the cheek, and saying something like, "Hey, we had some great times. Best of luck to you," before she strides down Madison Avenue for some further adventures in love and shopping. Are you with me, or do you side with the scads of SATC fans who feel like Carrie would be more likely to swear off Tasti D-Lite than gave up Mr. Big? Check out a must-see YouTube excerpt after the jump, then state your position in the comments section below.

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  • GingerCat

    I’m with you. I never thought Big was right for her . . . the whole power play where she didn’t even know his first name was annoying, and I just thought he held all the cards in the relationship.
    Having said that, I haven’t seen all of the SATC episodes, and I missed most of the last season, so maybe I’m totally off base. But I still feel Big has to go.

  • snarky

    Oooh…the independant gyrl in me always hated big. I really LOVED Aiden, and always wondered WHY, OH WHY, did Carrie have to cheat on him??? However, the small romatic part of me loved the scene on the bridge in Paris with Big and Carrie…so I am torn.
    The best guy on SATC was always Smith – Hot, young, and totally into Samantha. Who could ask for more?
    I always have a secret crush on Steve, as well, but that is b/c I have a soft spot for short bartenders who date lawyers!
    Should Big die? No. Can Carrie Do better? Yes. Is she better off alone? Maybe.

  • MM

    I too would like to see Carrie rid of Big…unfortunately, it is not due to an “I am woman hear me roar” sentiment. I just dislike him and the way he has treated her. I would like to see her find “happily ever after” with the right man. I agree that it is not necessary for a woman to have a man in her life…but it sure is nice.

  • mememe

    Lord I hated Big too. How can a person who treats anyone so damn badly be considered a romantic hero? Its this kind or crap that keeps women hanging around with jerks, hoping for the day he realize what a good woman he has and is are forever changed by her love. Because that SO happens in real life. Blech.

  • mememe

    Lord I hated Big too. How can a person who treats anyone so damn badly be considered a romantic hero? Its this kind or crap that keeps women hanging around with jerks, hoping for the day he realize what a good woman he has and is are forever changed by her love. Because that SO happens in real life. Blech.

  • Jason

    Carrie was the only character on that show I didn’t like. Why were they friends with her? She was so self-absorbed, no needy… She should be thrilled she got Big back.

  • no1nothfan

    They should have left good enough alone – loved,loved,loved the last episode and can’t imagine how they can top it. If there is no Mr. Big in the film, forget the film. If they kill him off or if Carrie breaks up with him, again, I’d prefer they not do the film.

  • mark in nyc

    I agree (not about the Big part) that a show that was celebrating womanhood and the idea of being single as a choice….in the last episode they were all in committed relationships! The first show’s premise was “we can act and have sex like men”
    THe last episode ended with “we are all typical woman and are nothing unless in a realtionship” in other words a big “go F’ yourself” to all the fans.

  • no1nothfan

    Oh my God! I just read all the prior posts. LOL! I l-o-v-e-d Big! And I love Chris Noth even more. Can’t get enough of him. Seeing Carrie going off in the sunset alone is not my idea of a happy ending.

  • number1nothfan

    Gingercat, Carrie always knew his name – only we didn’t!

  • Ames

    Carrie’s like a needy little puppy who no matter how many times it gets kicked always comes back for more. How that character was ever labeled “smart” or “independent” is beyond me.

  • Ames

    Carrie’s like a needy little puppy who no matter how many times it gets kicked always comes back for more. How that character was ever labeled “smart” or “independent” is beyond me.

  • BigForever

    I have seen every epi of SATC. I love Big. If he is not in the movie then it’s not worth my time watching. Chris Noth is great as Big. I would love to see them happy in the movie.

  • I’m fussy

    I never watched this show with any regularity, and so I have 2 questions: Was all the acting so hammy and overdone? Was every plotline an “us vs. them” faux-girl-power thing? Are all moms b*tches and all single gals whiny and needy? Sorry, that was 3 questions. I got carried away (no pun intended)

  • Elizabeth

    While watching the series, I had no problem with Big, but looking back their relationship sets a horrible example for women — it’s ok to get treated like poo in a relationship because after many years of torture he’ll come around. WRONG. Dump his arse, move on, and find someone who will be nice to you!

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