A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this soundtrack is tamer than the film: it contains little in the way of sexual content, and no explicit language. Like the SATC characters themselves, the songs have a strong focus on independence, self-reflection, and personal strength.
What's the story?
The recent reappearance of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda in a second Sex and the City film has resulted in a new collection of songs from the movie. The soundtrack features a wide range of artists, almost all of whom are women: Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Erykah Badu, Dido, and even Liza Minelli. Like the SATC characters themselves, the songs have a strong focus on independence, self-reflection, and personal strength. However, the overall soundtrack is a lot less risque than the movie, including no graphic language and almost no adult content beyond a few light sexual references.
Is it any good?
The producers of this soundtrack did an exceptional job of matching the tunes with the overall SATC vibe. The result of their efforts is a collection of songs with a super smooth, sultry tone -- from the R&B stylings of Erykah Badu to an electronically-infused tune by Sia. Some of the tracks are slightly off the wall: Liza Minelli does an odd cover of Beyonce's "Single Ladies," while the actress who portrays Miranda, Cynthia Nixon, performs a silly cover of "I Am Woman." Still, the entire CD is worth a listen for fans of both SATC and music with a smoldering touch.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how the themes of independence, strength, and more that are contained in these songs relate to the SATC characters themselves. Which song(s) best describe Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte?