Hidden Secrets From ‘Sex And The City’
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15 Wholesome Facts

1. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.

2. The voices of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse got married in real life.

3. Mr. Rogers' sweaters were all knitted by his mom.

4. Libraries outnumber McDonald's in the United States by a ratio of 8:1.

5. There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

6. Babies don't smile because they're happy, they smile because they like the happy reaction from their parents.

7. Oftentimes an octopus heart will skip a beat when they see their potential mate.

8. The Beatles used the word "love" 613 times in their songs.

9. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year by forgetting where they put their acorns.

10. A group of bunnies is called a "fluffle".

11. Smiling actually lowers stress, whether you're faking it or not.

12. Cuddling with someone you love is scientifically proven to increase happiness.

13. We are all made of stardust.

14. Happiness levels are about 50% genetic, 10% circumstance, and about 40% choice.

15. For the ancient Greeks, happiness was a civic virtue that required a lifetime of cultivation.
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You most likely don’t know these hidden facts and secrets from your favorite TV series, Sex and the City. It will make you incredibly grateful for the show, and that everything worked out the way it did, making it the perfect and memorable show it was that we all fell in love with.


Sarah Jessica Parker Had A No Nudity Clause


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Sarah Jessica Parker stayed firm in her decision not to film any nude scenes throughout the show’s run. She explained in a 2016 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “I’ve always had one, and it’s apropos of absolutely nothing. Some people have a perks list and they are legendary. They have to have white candles in their room. I don’t have a crazy list like that. I’ve just always had [a no-nudity clause].” 



The Show Was Based On The Author’s Life


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Sex and the City is in fact based off of author Candace Bushnell’s life. Yet, like many artists, Bushnell took creative license and exaggerated much of it. In an interview with The Guardian Bushnell said, “I think, in real life, Carrie and Big wouldn’t have ended up together…They had become an iconic couple and women really related to it; they would say ‘I found my Mr. Big’ or ‘I just broke up with my Mr. Big.'” 


Creator Darren Star Got a Sweet Deal


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Darren Star, the creator of the show got off seriously cheap for the rights to Bushnell’s columns. She had a sex column in The New York Observer in the ’90s and sold it to Star for only $60,000. Star had already found success with “Melrose Place” and “Beverly Hills: 90210.” Star said that Sex and the City appealed to him because he would be able to be creatively freer on cable than with a broadcast network with their constraints with nudity or brands. 



There’s An Actual Mr. Big


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Believe it or not, there is actually a Mr. Big in real life and his name is Ron Galotti. He’s a big-time magazine publisher and is, in fact, the one that inspired Bushnell’s writing. True to his fictional character, Galotti had a reputation as a ladies man. He was married twice and in between marriages he dated Candace Bushnell in 1995. In her dating column for the New York Observer, Bushnell used the material from their relationship in her writing. 


Carrie Was Supposed To Be A Brunette


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We couldn’t possibly imagine Carrie Bradshaw not being a blonde, and, thankfully, we don’t have to. But before the show launched, producers had intended for her to be a brunette. They changed their mind last minute since Candace Bushnell is blonde. After all, the show is based on her life!