I am so happy that we are watching this show this week as it is another of my all time favorites. While re-watching this week’s episodes, I began to reflect on why this show was so groundbreaking at the time. Hearing profanity, seeing nudity, and representing different sexualities is almost commonplace on television today, however, Sex and the City was one of the first shows (thanks to HBO) to depict these risqué topics. I think that one of the reasons that people were open to watching these controversial things on this show was because it was introduced and moreover softened by both beautiful and intelligent female protagonists. Hearing or watching anything different or experimental on television is shocking, but it is much easier to swallow when it comes from fabulous women that girls want to be and men want to be with. I am curious if topics like these would have caused an even greater backlash had they been introduced in an all male show with a less provocative title. The innate and apparent confidence of these female stars presented these issues with such wit and humor that I feel it made the audience more open minded and comfortable rather than off put those with different beliefs. That is why I love Sex and the City, it pushes boundaries and challenges norms and it does so in a way that empowers women and instills confidence.