Kim Cattrall, the sexually adventurous Samantha from Sex and the City has a new role, aging star. Cattrall plays an over the hill porn star who's tired, jaded and broke in the indie film "Meet Monica Velour." Cattrall, who gained 20 pounds for the role says that the role was the closest she's come to playing a real woman.
A real woman really? Look, The Gramma Sutra loved, loved, loved Cattralls portrait of Samantha Jones fearless, fiftyish, femme fatale. We loved how she loved her body, we adored her take no prisoners attitude toward sex. We also knew that while we knew some women that were Samantha-ish, we didn't know anyone who was so completely at ease with their aging sexuality as she was. Samantha wasn't real. News flash Kim, the jaded porn star isn't any more real but at least she doesn't look like she spends half her day at the gym!
Snarkiness aside, we do salute Kim Cattrall for playing a woman of a certain age in the movies. We don't care if it's an aging porn star, aging rock star or an aging supermarket star. Contrary to what the movie execs believe women do NOT disappear into thin air once they hit menopause or perimenopause. From the letters we get here at the Gramma Sutra there's a whole lotta shaking going on personally, professionally and sexually from women over 50. Hip, hip, hooray for a movie with a star whose age is not equivalent to the size of her waist. The Gramma Sutra can't wait to see this new film.
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