She is a born leader and she guides the crew and the cast in such a strong but gentle way. By Cady Lang June 6, Lest the title suggest otherwise, Sex and the City was hardly just about the love affairs and bad dates of sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw Sarah Jessica Parker and her gang of girlfriends: If it was going to happen, it would have happened by now. Leave it at that. She and I are sick of this. But nobody asked those questions of shows with men. She mentioned money and no one should vilify her for it. That many years spent doing something so special that people had a connection with is such a privilege. To gatecrash the after-party was a perilous journey that involved stake-out, subterfuge and stamina, but when I finally made it into the high-security shebang on the banks of the Thames it was immediately apparent why there had been a total press ban. The fans could not possibly know that these four women were just great actors forced to get along for the sake of the multimillion-dollar juggernaut. It was so strange to me and upsetting. We projected our hopes, fears and lives on to these four fantasy women. The cast members vocally denied any bad blood — and repeatedly called out the media for finding reasons to pit women against each other when the same is rarely done with men in the public eye. Disappointed for all crew holding on for negotiations to conclude for their jobs, and of course, for the fans. The whole place was decked out like a garden party, with white trellises festooned in flowers dividing up two very distinct VIP areas. How clear it was that the big studio bosses wanted to keep the reality of the animosity behind the scenes under wraps, so as not to undermine the franchise. The piece suggests that there had been tension about pay since Season 2.