June 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Sex and the City, a revolutionary show about four women talking frankly about sex and their desires in New York. This story was originally published on January 8, 2016.
Cynthia Nixon just dropped a major truth bomb about Sex and the City. The actress has revealed that all of the crazy one-night stands, sexcapades, and OMG-inducing moments are based on real events. Not most of them — all of them.
"They had a rule in the writer's room that nothing, they couldn't put anything in an episode that didn’t literally happen to someone in the writers’ room or someone they knew firsthand,” Nixon said during an IMDb Asks interview.
“It couldn’t be my father’s brother’s sister’s shoe repair guy — the outlandish sexual, physical things that happened...really did happen," she said.
Maybe that's why certain moments feel so relatable (other than the luxe wardrobe) — but still, we can't believe all this stuff really happened to people.
Let's examine a few of the craziest tales told on the HBO favorite. And who better to express our feelings about these shockingly real sex moments, than the ladies who portrayed them?
When Samantha really heats things up with a fireman at a FDNY firehouse.
When Samantha has sex with a (virgin) college kid who has the same name as her.
When Carrie and Samantha both decide to get with guys in their 20s. Tongue-ring included.
When Charlotte becomes obsessed with the Rabbit.
When Miranda thinks she had a hot date, but ends up with a phone number for Alcoholics Anonymous.
And, a non-sex-related but completely cringe-worthy moment:
When Miranda gets burned about her braces by a bunch of spoiled tweens.
Cheers to you, knights of the SATC writers' table, for living your best sex lives so we could enjoy reruns from our couch.