East Texans say 'Sex' isn't in this city

"Sex and the City 2" promotional photo
"Sex and the City 2" promotional photo

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - By Holley Nees - email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Life may look glamorous for the ladies in the "Sex and the City 2," but East Texans say their life is better.

"I think it's much better because it's a false image that we portray, but I do like the girls in 'Sex and the City,' especially their hairstyles and their wardrobe," said Shirley Hunter.

It's not all reality, but the characters in "Sex and the City" do parallel some patterns seen among 2010 women.

"What we are seeing is a trend.  People are getting married later in life, for one thing because they are postponing marriage for career and education.  Really, the average age now is in the late 20s," said Debra Burton, a licensed professional counselor.

Burton says the difference in the "Sex and the City" plot doesn't necessary reflect 2010 women.

"I don't see people choosing to live this lifestyle that 'Sex and the City' portrays of having multiple partners, you know I think people still want to have that relationship," said Burton.

However, some women said they were similar to the characters.

"2010 women are more independent, they're more well-educated, they have careers, they're still wanting to have kids, they are having to really work to balance things out.  I think a lot of women are really feeling fulfilled," said Burton.

"I'm married to a wonderful man I can always fallback on him, but I can be an independent person too," said Guesna Dixon, a local business owner.

Although it may be nice to escape from reality, East Texans say they're proud to be women in 2010. The hairstyles and fashion may be appealing, but in the city or the country professionals are realizing 2010 women can find happiness.

"I think it's important to have good friends and I think that's one thing that we see in 'Sex and the City' is that they have formed these long-lasting friendships and I encourage women to still have that," said Burton.

And the most important thing is what viewers can learn from the movie:  find your Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte.

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