So I saw Sex and the City 2 on Thursday and I have to say I was seriously disappointed. I’m a big fan of the show so I really expected an awesome movie, but wow, what a disaster!
Above everything, the Arab stereotypes were unbelievable!!! I can’t believe it was that easy for them to be so racist, Islamophobic and demeaning! Without spoiling anything in the movie, I have to say it seemed like 2 hours of them belittling Arab traditions and beliefs. Even if I don’t agree with the Abu Dhabi lifestyle, I think it is just rude and ridiculous to make snide remarks and stupid jokes in front of millions of viewers (think of a scenario where someone says “balls” in front of Samantha).
What was even more disappointing was the audience at the cinema. It was a huge cinema with loads of people, and their reactions were also really ridiculous. You can imagine the loud cheers and claps every time someone on screen made an anti-Arab joke. Looks like the writers and director knew exactly what Western audiences wanted 🙂
And the anti-Arab trend in Hollywood continues…