NYC, Abu Dhabi Not Loving SATC 2

May be too racy for officials in Abu Dhabi
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2010 8:23 AM CDT

(Newser) Sex and the City 2 isn't getting much love from the city it calls home—or from the one the girls travel to. Though Carrie et al vacation in Abu Dhabi in the film, fans there may have to go elsewhere see it: United Arab Emirates officials may ban its release because of its racy themes, the Telegraph reports. "To the Emiratis, that 'city' in the title sounds like it's referring to their Abu Dhabi rather than New York," one professor said. "That's a little too in your face."

The film, out May 27, was actually shot in Morocco after Abu Dhabi refused to allow it there. And back in NYC, where a select group got a preview of the film, things aren't a whole lot rosier. "All that glitters is not gold," writes Amy Diluna, "and our four favorite bawdy broads may need to retire before wearing out their welcome." Her major gripe is with their "notoriously unrealistic fantasy life. While the rest of us deal with our problems by, well, dealing with them, these women get a grand escape."

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