Part of what made Sex and the City so entertaining was the ridiculous dating scenarios that came out of the show.
While many of the stories were outlandish and shocking, there was always a hint of relatability to them, and Cynthia Nixon (AKA Miranda Hobbes) revealed why this was the case. She spoke to "IMDB Asks" about the show, saying that the writers had a special agreement when working on the show.
"They had a rule in the writing that they couldn't put anything in an episode that didn't literally happen to someone in the writer's room or someone they knew firsthand," Nixon said.
"It couldn't be, like, my father's brother's sister's shoe repair guy heard once that, you know. So the outlandish physical, sexual things that happened - they really did happen."
At first this may come as a shock. I mean this information about the writers certainly makes the stories hit harder - just think back to the time Carrie got dumped by a Post-it note, or the time Skipper answered his phone during sex and broke up with another girl while he was still inside Miranda!
Liz Tuccillo, one of the writers on Sex and the City has also confirmed this fact about the writing room, telling Cosmopolitan US that it was the best part of the job.
"The reason why this was the greatest job known to mankind is that basically we spent the first weeks — and in general the whole job — just talking about our dating lives," Tuccillo said.
"We were all dating, so we would go out at night and come in the next morning and have some crazy story—or a story about someone else. ... In the writers' room we heard some of the more shocking things that people could say about sex that we could imagine."
We can only imagine what stories they heard that didn't even make it onto the show.
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