Women of all ages love Sex and the City and the opening today of the second film based on the HBO series is a natural occasion to get your girlfriends together for a movie date. I saw it at a screening last week with two friends and we all agreed that Sex and the City 2 is even better than the first one – though I have some doubts about the fashion choices.
But for those of us in the throes of menopause, this otherwise fun flick passes on a dangerous message. I hate to be a buzz-killer, but (SPOILER ALERT HERE) do not take seriously Samantha's reliance on a stunning variety of bizarre concoctions to fight off symptoms like hot flashes and diminishing libido. Her ridiculous regimen — which is, to be fair, spoofed in the film – includes such odd choices as a melatonin patch and estrogen and progesterone cream. Her questionable guru: former Suzanne Somers, whose best-selling books on aging have been denounced as potentially life-threatening by virtually every major medical organization.
OK, so it's just a movie and we all know it's not real, right? 'Nuff said.