The Sex and the City opening credits: As a first step, Sex and the City creator Darren Star looked to classic female-fronted series. I wanted to give a sense of the character, tell a little bit of a story, and let the audience know that Carrie was never going to take herself too seriously. Before scenes were shot, composer Douglas Cuomo took a crack at what would become the famed main-title Sex and the City theme.
Star asked for something sexy and sophisticated, to let the audience know it was okay to laugh. I was given a rough storyboard — it was a cartoon where the women went from brunch to shoe shopping and, later, an art museum. His only note was to make it a little longer, so I made that little climbing part at the end a little longer, which made it more effective.
For more revelations from the past four decades of entertainment, visit ew. It captured exactly the feeling that I wanted. For the real song, I had a bass player, drummer, saxophone player, percussionist and pianist. We recorded the song near the Empire State Building. I remember driving around L. And part of learning about life is getting splashed by a bus. She has this moment of glory that ended very quickly.
I thought it was a very smart way of doing the pie in the face before anybody else could do it. But that was part of figuring it out that day. I think we got it on the first or second take. Someone was throwing buckets of water at me.
Well, not buckets, but enough for me to have to avoid it. If I was cold, I survived. Star hired costume designer Patricia Field for the opening sequence. It was very difficult for the producers to understand the tutu.
Instead she trips when she sees the ad. I remember the shoes — they were leopard-print and strappy. I wore them throughout the first season — we really asked a lot of that shoe. But I just thought the whole thing was right. In the end, the tutu won.