Sex In The Big Apple

So, A calls and says “you’re in,” and just like that, the weekend is about to be REALLY interesting. I’m off to the “Sex & the City” press junket.

What’s a junket you may ask? Well, it’s where us hungry journalists gather at a swanky hotel and interview the stars from the movie of the week.

Now, this is not just another trip to the big city. I’ll be talking with four women who, if rolled into one (figuratively, of course) would be every man’s dream. I heard this comment (and a few more I won’t mention here) from male journalists throughout our comfy press holding suite. We were prepared and excited to interview actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.

After several flight delays, including being stuck on the runway for an hour, my fellow passengers and I were on the way. I couldn’t get there fast enough. It’s 5:30 PM and no time to unwind meant a quick drop off at the hotel just to drop my bags. Then, it’s on to the Time Warner building for an early press screening of the film. The eager studio publicists then announced to the thirty or so of us press people that not even Oprah herself has seen the ending of “Sex & the City.” Like whoa.

We are reminded that we should not only keep the secret movie ending to ourselves, but we should also feel fortunate. Well, I didn’t watch the series, so I didn’t realize the big deal … about Mr. Big … whatever.

Bottom line, the movie is very cool.

After a fun flick and a late stroll, some chow was definitely in order. Then, I was up the next morning for a run in Central Park to take off above-stated late dinner. Quick shower, then over to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel to check in, review the film info (so I sound real good on camera), and be ready to meet and greet the stars.

And they deserved to be called stars. Even though I wasn’t familiar with the characters like every one else, I actually liked this movie. Guys, get ready to man up!

“Sex & the City” is about the two L’s: labels and love. If I talk about love, I’ll give away the ending of the movie, and trust me, you’ll want to see this one for yourself. So that leaves us with labels. Sarah Jessica Parker had the great dress. She’s the only person I know who can make anything go together. Kristin Davis was rockin’ the shoes. Cynthia Nixon was banging accessories that work.

Yes, I am a guy who doesn’t just send the credit card with my woman. I am that man who will stay with you all day and honestly say if the digs work or not. Key word being MY woman. Gentlemen, try it. The extra points do count when you need them.

Back to the film, here’s the nSIDE on the personality profiles in a word or two:

Sarah - magnetic & adorable
Kristin - nice and naughty
Cynthia - funny and smart
Kim – wow … wow again

The hottie award has gotta go to Kim Cattrall. She is living proof that total packages exist at any age and in all colors. I’m just following the instructions … give honor to whom honor is due. See, it does pay to get back home Sunday morning in time for the Word. LOL.

The interviews? nCredible! Stay tuned to BETJ’s nContrast for the visual scoop. And if you can, try to spend time in NYC this summer. Just like me, it never sleeps.

Enjoy the labels and love no matter what … cause you never know if it’ll be around the next season. Constantly thank Him for it all ….

Chuck Faush has been interviewing celebrities and notables for more than a decade. Faush is creator and executive producer of nContrast, the ultimate urban entertainment news show, which airs on BET J every Wednesday and Sunday in primetime. He blogs about his fabulous exploits in Hollywood and beyond exclusively for Urban Thought Collective.

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May 10th, 2008 at 2:05 am Evelyn Jacobs says:

can’t wait to see it!

May 10th, 2008 at 5:21 am Tawnie says:

I always wondered what a junket was. Anyways this sounds like a cool trip and a cool film. Thanks for sharing.

May 10th, 2008 at 6:32 am young clean bastard says:

Thats the life

May 10th, 2008 at 8:27 am kamalp says:

how does a young brotha get into your line of work my man?

May 10th, 2008 at 8:28 am kamalp says:

hell yeah @ young clean. thats what I’M sayin!

May 10th, 2008 at 10:49 am Coretta Scott Queen says:

I like your show and watch it quite a bit. Keep up the good work Mr Faush.

May 10th, 2008 at 11:16 am thelma says:

i heard the storyline is actually pretty good…the series started getting annoying after a while. but i’m for sure gonna check this out

May 10th, 2008 at 11:20 am culturepop says:

sounds like chuck is a mighty mac

May 10th, 2008 at 1:09 pm Friendly says:

dying 2 c SITC!

May 10th, 2008 at 2:12 pm UncleD says:

lol @ kamalp

May 10th, 2008 at 6:41 pm Ed80 says:

Love & Labels. That’s really what life is all about ain’t it? Pretty much sums up everything - relationships, race, religion, politics. Good line.

May 11th, 2008 at 11:32 am ratty says:

You’re right Ed. That’s pretty deep.

May 11th, 2008 at 3:46 pm PRECIOUS says:


May 12th, 2008 at 12:23 pm Tina says:

I am so excited for this movie to come out. I love Sex In The City!

May 12th, 2008 at 2:03 pm pmatters says:

Sounds good but I’ll pass. They got on my nervous when they where on HBO

May 12th, 2008 at 2:17 pm allison says:

I’ll be there with my cosmo in hand!

May 12th, 2008 at 2:33 pm nicq says:

Pass on this

May 12th, 2008 at 10:00 pm Stephanie says:

I am even willing to stand in line to see this flick. I never stand in line for anything!

May 14th, 2008 at 9:54 am chuck faush says:

I’m thinking some comments really should be a segment on the show every week…ur thoughts???

hey kamlap…looks like ur holding all the cash!!

check out ncontrast blog for the sneak peak at Sex and the City video!