No, I’m Not 14 — But I’m Stoked For The Carrie Diaries Show And You Should Be, Too [TRAILER]
12:30 pm, May 18th | by Laura Donovan
It’s hard to picture “Sex and the City” heroine Carrie Bradshaw as anything other than a stylish, financially comfortable, successful, and well-respected New Yorker. But as anyone who has ever relocated to NYC knows, nobody shows up to the city knowing exactly how to take it on. We get a glimpse of Bradshaw’s life before glamorous Manhattan and sex column writing in the upcoming “Sex and the City” prequel, “The Carries Diaries,” which is based off author Candace Bushnell’s “Carrie Diaries” series.
The trailer is here, and while I’d rather not admit to this, I’m beyond excited for the upcoming CW program to air. The show follows Bradshaw (portrayed by AnnaSophia Robb) during her senior year of high school, when she’s full of questions about sex and navigating the streets of her dream city, Manhattan.
Though she resides in the northeast, the concrete jungle lifestyle is out of her realm, so she goes through the same things most high school girls face in their final semesters: Pining for the mysterious new guy at school, listening to her more experienced friends’ unhelpful and unreliable stories about sex, having a midnight curfew, and being told by her suit-and-tie dad that it’s time she find an internship. I can’t even remember what it felt like to be in this stage of life, but that’s why I’m rather intrigued by “The Carrie Diaries.” It will be nice to watch Bradshaw’s naive younger self figure out how to transition out of childhood and into the clogged sidewalks of NYC. Though I love “Girls,” which is a more accurate depiction of my current situation as a 20-something underwhelmed with the dating pool, we’ve already established that the HBO show may actually be too close to home right now. “The Carrie Diaries” will be a nice break from that, as Bradshaw has not yet been jaded or learned of the harsh realities of going out.
Whether you’re 13 or 24, you can appreciate the innocence of “The Carrie Diaries.” Watch the trailer and laugh about the time some dumbass classmate told you that sex is like “putting a hotdog in a keyhole.”