The second film started strong enough—Liza Minnelli doing All the Hockey showtime 1000 shirt in contrast I will get this Single Ladies, anyone!?—but descended into a chaotic, culturally inappropriate charade. In those early days, something about the four women—especially the focus on friendship alongside rampant courtship—hooked us in and kept us glued. We hoped Trey would get it up, we rooted for Miranda and Steve, we supported Charlotte’s conversion to Judaism. Samantha repeatedly reminded us that pleasure could be seized rather than submissively given, which at the time was no small thing.