Friday, September 19, 2008

SATC DVD Launch Party: Part One

Last night, Warner Brothers rolled out the Swarovski crystal-studded pink carpet for the “Sex and the City” DVD launch party. Held at the majestic New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue (site of Carrie & Big’s non-wedding), the swanky soiree began with celebrity arrivals under the media tent.

Lights, Camera, Action: Press Crews at the SATC DVD Party

Before the boldfaced names arrived, I found myself standing next to Giuseppe Santamaria, aka Cosmo Guy and one of my favorite bloggers ( Giuseppe’s Sex and the City Movie Blog, launched in September '07, became the #1 go-to source for all things SATC and required daily reading for me as I staked out filming locations.

Bloggers In The City: Giuseppe and Me on the pink carpet

Toronto-based Giuseppe, who flew in just for the launch party and headed back this morning at 6am, is as fun in person as his online altar ego. We hit it off immediately, gushing about the movie (we’ve both seen it three times) and marveling at the spectacle before us, including models on stilts wearing replicas of Carrie’s Vivienne Westwood wedding dress.

Carrie wedding gown redux

In addition to the long line of TV crews and print journalists beside us, throngs of fans were standing by waiting for a glimpse of the glitterati. Around 8pm, the arrivals started. We spotted Evan Handler (Harry) and then Kim Cattrall’s adorable boyfriend, 28-year-old Canadian chef Alan Wyse, standing off to the side so Kim could walk the pink carpet solo…

Kim's cutie: Canadian chef Alan Wyse

Charlotte's hubby: Evan Handler (Harry)

Next up was adorable and charming Lynn Cohen (Magda), who graciously chatted at length with all of us at the end of the press line. She mentioned having initially met SATC writer and executive producer Michael Patrick King 25 years ago when they both acted in a local performance of “Hedda Gabler.”

Lynn told me her favorite SATC episode was “Anchors Away,” in season 5 when Carrie declares that she’s dating New York City. A native New Yorker herself, Lynn’s face lit up as she talked about being part of the SATC movie.

All Smiles: Lynn Cohen (Magda)

“Women get better with age,” she said, beaming when thunderous applause greeted the arrival of one of her co-stars was on the pink carpet.

“That must be [for] one of the babes,” she said.

Flashing us one last grin, Lynn headed into the party as Giuseppe and I settled in for more SATC celebrity hobnobbing.

Up next…SATC stars dish about the much-discussed sequel, and cosmo-flavored cupcakes and more at the DVD party.

1 comment:

Kayleigh.Browne said...

I love your blog. I would have absolutely loved to go to the DVD launch party, you lucky thing!
I also have a blog at for all things Sex and The City