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Dubai Says No to ‘Sex’

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Posted on Apr 19, 2010
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“Sex”-free zone: Dubai wasn’t interested in hosting Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big (aka Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth, here) for “SATC 2.”

Maybe Dubai is onto something. Sarah Jessica Parker had hoped to give “Sex and the City 2” a different kind of cosmopolitan twist by setting the girlie gabfest in the Middle Eastern metropolis, but despite months of concerted effort the Arab emirate wasn’t, as they say, having it.  —KA

The Atlantic:

According the films [sic] producers, they worked for half a year trying to gain shooting permits in Dubai but were denied because the film’s title had the word “sex” in it. One producer told ABC News, “Half the story was originally set around Dubai,” he said. “Ski Dubai was in, the Dubai Creek was in ... it was all about Dubai. They wanted the girls to be in a rich, modern Arab city.”

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By Tej Kohli, April 20, 2010 at 12:09 am Link to this comment
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Its very crucial matter ! Lets call open talk

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By Cynthia, April 19, 2010 at 6:15 pm Link to this comment
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I think it’s more that case that rich liberals, both limousine or cruise-missile liberals alike, are totally clueless about the Arab World.

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By Marshall, April 19, 2010 at 4:09 pm Link to this comment

Guess those rich, modern Arabs aren’t what the rich, modern american liberals
thought they were.

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