'Sex and the City' Premiere Not So Sexy After All

'Sex and the City' Premiere Not So Sexy After All-photo

The Sex and the City premiere at Radio City Music Hall last night, glam in its inception, ended up being a public-relations disaster, the New York Daily News reports. Upward of 2,000 fans who had scored their tickets through promotional giveaways were denied entrance to the premiere. Organizers had overbooked the 6,000-seat theater.

Many of the Sex starved, despite donning all sorts of overpriced finery, were surging against police barricades. Can't you just hear it: "But I paid $1,000 on eBay for this Birkin bag just for tonight!" Radio City ushers kept pointing out to frustrated Cosmopolitan swillers and their gay best friends the fine print on the tickets, declaring the event to be "first come, first served."

Even the stars were worried about their families getting in. "I hope my mom gets in," Cynthia Nixon, who plays Miranda Hobbes, said. Don't fret though, Sarah Jessica Parker managed to climb a fence to get in by using Matthew Broderick as a stepstool. Those Blahniks leave marks!

Obsessed City cats who had come from as far away as Arizona were ready to kick Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, Charlotte, Big, Steve and Stanford's collective ass.

Jen Ferguson, 23, of British Columbia, who sported a "Hervé Léger bandage dress," said, "I've spent five months looking forward to this. I'm angry and frustrated." Her parents had rounded up four tickets for $1,000 each and booked rooms at the chichi Plaza Hotel. Hey, if Daddy can pay that much, just have a private screening, Vancouverian rich girl!

Others on hand, who presumably didn't have trouble getting in, included Jerry Seinfeld, Ashley Olsen, Edie Falco, Vogue editrix Anna Wintour, Donald Trump, designer Zac Posen, Jennifer Hudson (who stars as Carrie's assistant in the movie), Fergie, Mary J. Blige, Lil' Kim and Donna Karan.

One flack told People the night was supposed to be "as glamorous as the Oscars," with a pink carpet and Swarovski crystals adorning both the premiere and the after-party at the Museum of Modern Art.

The after-after party—for cast and crew only—took place at the Carlyle Hotel (wait, doesn't Kim need to soak her dentures and hit the hay?), where the legendary Bemelmans Bar  created a sugary, tequlia-laden drink called the Bradshaw.

If you're making it, serve shaken, straight up in a martini glass rimmed in hot pink sugar. And be sure to add extra dashes of hype, some lukewarm reviews and a feather from whatever the hell that was Parker had on her head at the London premiere

 

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  • lisatee
    lisatee

    still though, that picture at the top is pretty awesome.

  • notobsessed
    notobsessed

    pr move??

  • hwoodgrrl
    hwoodgrrl

    *just bought my tickets for a friday showing at 11:30- i BETTER get in!!

  • missamericandream
    missamericandream

    LOL. I would be SOO pissed!

  • lisatee
    lisatee

    are they an airline?

  • rforrumor
    rforrumor

    i don't understand HOW they can overbook a theater if they know exactly how many people it sits! you would think they would learn from other people's mistakes.