Menopause and Sex in the City 2
May 31, 2010

It is true. Sex in the City’s character Miranda is in menopause. Her comments about her condition are snappy and direct. They may get a laugh and are sometimes over the top as is her character, but she is talking about and experiencing many of the side effects of menopause.

Not to be a spoiler to the story, I will only say that Miranda is reading Suzanne Somer’s book about menopause that is real and the other women raise the same questions women in real life raise about the source of knowledge. Not to take anything away from Suzanne, but she does not have a medical degree or a biochemistry degree. And there is a great line in the movie that sums it all up humorously.

Let’s look at the menopause symptoms Miranda identifies in actions or words:

  1. Hot Flashes
  2. Insomnia
  3. Loss of Libido
  4. Irritability
  5. Mood Swings
  6. Vaginal Dryness
  7. Forgetfulness, I think. I really can’t remember for sure

I had read and heard that Sex in the City 2 was going to make menopause sexy, and put the men back into menopause. It is all true. I only wish the other women besides Miranda were menopausal also for more menopause humor. Maybe that will be Sex in the City 3?