My new little segment is back for a 4nd round (Here's the others). It's a modified, lazy version of an SSL Review. It's just me transcribing my notes, page by page, on all of the Sex and the City episodes. I watched them all - not necessarily in order - during 2007 and 2008, and I took notes on the depiction/discussion of female orgasm and female masturbation. It was my early attempt at this type of lady-gasm review stuff. Anyway, I never actually created reviews from these notes, but since they exist, I'd like to get them out there on the interwebs before they get burned in a house fire or something...thus this series.
|Ramona and my SATC Notes|
Anyway, the fun of this will be that I will transcribe these as word for word as I can while still trying to make it be a sensible read. I'll post a pick of the notes for your reference. I'll do one or more episodes at a time - from the beginning of the notebook to the end. I may add notes for clarification.
Hopefully these won't make me look like a dumb asshole. I will add them in the TV SSL Review Master List (of course you are also welcome to check out the Movie SSL Review Master List as well). Here we go.
The SATC Notes: S4 Ep. 10, S6 Ep. 1-4, 9-12
Season 4 Ep 10
Season 4 Ep 11
Season 4 Ep 12
Samantha has sex, couldn't really tell, but on bottom. She didn't seem to be working and seemed like intercourse - had orgasm in like 1 minute.
Season 6 Ep 1
Charlotte in cowgirl. She doesn't seem to be coming, just talking. He is coming. She is bouncing but front to back more than up-down.
Samantha - gave head then got stock tip
Samnatha - cowgirl, him cuffed to bed. He gets arrested.
Season 6 Ep 2
Carrie- missionary slow - she's bored but doing nothing.
She's talking about it to friends, "Couldn't find your clit" Sam says. "He knows what he's doing." - Carrie.
Carrie and Red (Miranda) talking about sex. "1st time sex - tricky."
Carrie and Sam talking about bad sex w/ Carrie's boy. Sam says have to talk dirty and spice it up, advises Carrie not to 'just talk about it.'
Samantha fucked in all positions - wierd as hell positions - her taking it, him pumping her, she's uh uh uh the whole time. But then she says, "get down there," at the end - so he goes down.
Carrie and guy discussion lack of good sex. He says he's actually good at this. They decide to talk and it gets hot.
my notes: So in this episode, the moral of the story was that talking about sex directly to each other works - which is not a bad message at all. As far as specifics about female orgasm here with Carries storyline - this is where I wish I was actually able to go back to these episodes, because my notes from back then were not as comprehensive or clear as I'd like. There was the mention among the girls that he was maybe bad because he 'couldn't find her clit,' but it also seemed like Carrie defended him on that, like he actually could find it. So I'm not sure if this episode insinuated the 'bad sex' was some kind of abstract 'connection' problem or if there was insinuations that there were actual problems with him stimulating her in her most orgasmically important place (spoiler - it's the clit).
Samantha's sex scenes here is not unlike her overall relationship to female orgasm. She's suppose to be the 'can do it anyway hyper-sexual character type.' So she both orgasms like porno banshee anytime a guy puts his penis in her (which is incredibly unrealistic and yet unknown to scientific investigation), but she also often has scenes orgasming during partnered sex and masturbation through clitoral stimulation - which is utterly realistic.
Samantha has both a good and bad depictions throughout this series, but the overall comes out to be more bad because it so strongly perpetuates the myth (because scientifically as of yet, yet it is still a myth) that 'some women' can orgasm from stimulation inside the vagina alone. The episode above does both those things - shows her uh-uh-uhing during a lot of intercourse like she's porn perma gasming - which is unrealistic, and then also shows an awesome thing - her initiating a sex act that could realistically be orgasmic for a woman.
Season 6 Ep 3
Sam gets fucked against a wall. Pounding. She is making orgasm sounds.
Season 6 Ep 4
House wife rape fantasy Sam and actor boyfriend do. Girls discuss violence of women briefly and then, "fantasy is really harmless"
my note: Episode 4 above doesn't actually seem to have anything that is technically SSL Reviewable because it is abotu sexuality and not female orgasm or mastubation specifically. So if I were taking notes today, I would have ignored this.
Season 6 Ep 9
Season 6 Ep 10
Miranda cowgirl on guy, quick shot - no one sounds like they're having an orgasm - fine.
Season 6 Ep 11
Sam: "Put your index finger on my clit." Now 2, etc. She tells him exactly what she wants. Seems like he fingered her clit to orgasm.
My notes: See, sometimes Samantha has on-point clit-based sex scenes that could realistically cause orgasm for an actual woman and not just bang sessions that are really only good for producing fictional and faked orgasms
Season 6 Ep 12
(no notes here, so I assume that means there were nothing)