Sex and the City finale 'betrayed' what the show was about says creator Darren Star
Many fans of long-running HBO series Sex and the City were disappointed with the series finale, not least show creator Darren Star.
For a show which pushed the radical idea that women didn't need men or marriage to be happy, having protagonist Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) get hitched and sail off into the sunset didn't sit well with many fans.
Speaking to Deadline, Star revealed he was also unhappy with how the series ended, saying it "ultimately betrayed" what the show was about.
“I didn’t break those last episodes,” he said. “If you’re empowering other people to write and produce your show… at a certain point, you’ve got to let them follow their vision.
“But I think the show ultimately betrayed what it was about, which was that women don’t ultimately find happiness from marriage. Not that they can’t. But the show initially was going off script from the romantic comedies that had come before it. That’s what had made women so attached.”
The series could have had two other endings. One was filmed with Petrovsky going home after Carrie and the other saw Carrie going home to New York alone.
“At the end, it became a conventional romantic comedy,” Star added. “But unless you’re there to write every episode, you’re not going to get the ending you want."