Sex and the City

Season 1 Episode 5

The Power of Female Sex

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 05, 1998 on HBO
8.3
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Neville Morgan, a famous artist, visits Charlotte's gallery and invites her out to his Connecticut home. Carrie is introduced to a handsome French architect, who pays her for sex. Skipper confesses to Carrie that he's becoming hooked on Miranda. At his studio, Morgan shows Charlotte his new works, and asks her to pose for him, which creates the question of whether her awe of him as an artist will outweigh her modesty.moreless

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  • Season 1, Episode 5.

    10
    This episode was entertaining. Carrie meets a French architect, who later pays her a thousand dollars for sex. Skipper confesses to Carrie that he is getting hooked on Miranda, and that he doesn't shower after sex just so he can smell like Miranda. Neville Morgan, a famous artist, visits Charlotte's gallery and invites her out to his Connecticut home. There, she notices his art. She is shocked to learn that he paints pictures of the private female parts down south. He asks Charlotte to pose for him, and I was surprised that she accepted. His wife mentioning the C-word to Charlotte was hilarious. This episode is definitely good, although not the best in season one.moreless
  • Charlotte models.

    7.6
    Actually I don't care for episode as much as some of the others because I don't really care for the storyline that Carrie is involved in. Her oh-my-gosh I just got paid for sex story just didn't click with me and since she is the main character it's hard to get involved with most of this episode. I do like the end where she is able to conquer the hostess at the club with the power of tampon sharing.

    I do like Charlotte's storyline better just because I always like it when Charlotte gets wild and crazy and really lets loose with her inner Samantha.moreless
  • Review

    8.2
    Neville Morgan, a famous artist, visits Charlotte's gallery and invites her out to his Connecticut home. Carrie is introduced to a handsome French architect, who pays her for sex. Skipper confesses to Carrie that he's becoming hooked on Miranda. At his studio, Morgan shows Charlotte his new works, and asks her to pose for him, which creates the question of whether her awe of him as an artist will outweigh her modesty. I thought the episode was kind of boring, mainly consisting of Carrie having sex with someone and then taking major offense when he wanted to pay her for it. The episode didnt have a lot of Miranda and Samantha in it, mainly focusing around Charlotte and Carries side of the relationship story. Overall the episode was good, but still one of the weaker episodes of season 1.moreless
Charles Keating

Charles Keating

Neville Morgan

Guest Star

Ed Fry

Ed Fry

Gilles

Guest Star

Sean Arbuckle

Sean Arbuckle

Salesperson

Guest Star

Ben Weber

Ben Weber

Skipper Johnston

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Carrie is sitting with Amalita and being introduced to the French architect, a man with a dark blue suit and purple tie is seen approaching Carrie from behind three times in a row.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (After Gilles has slept with Carrie, he leaves her a note and 1,000 dollars)
      Miranda: (reading the note) 'Thanks for the beautiful day.' Must've been a hell of a beautiful day.
      Carrie: Well, it was. We had such a fantastic connection, then he leaves me money. I don't understand. What exactly about me screams 'whore'?
      Miranda: Besides the thousand dollars on the end table?
      Samantha: I just can't believe you had dinner at Balzac. Wait a minute, I thought I ordered two eggs benedict and one spinach omelette.
      Miranda: It's all right. I'll take the omelette.
      Carrie: You know what you guys, this isn't right. We're gonna pay for all this ourselves, all right?
      Samantha: He said order anything.
      Miranda: The room service is one thing, but the money - uh-uh.
      Samantha: What're you getting so uptight about? I mean, money is power. Sex is power. Therefore, getting money for sex is simply an exchange of power.
      Miranda: Don't listen to the dime store Camille Paglia.
      Carrie: I don't know whether to take it as an incredible compliment or as an incredible insult.
      Samantha: Just take it, period.
      Carrie: Well, I wouldn't know how to return it anyway because the one thing he didn't leave me was his phone number.
      Miranda: He paid in full. What more is there to talk about?

    • Samantha: Women have the right to use every means at their disposal to achieve power.
      Miranda: Short of sleeping their way to the top.
      Samantha: Not if that's what it takes to compete.
      Charlotte: But that's exploitation!
      Samantha: Of men - which is perfectly legal.
      Carrie: So, you advocate a double standard. Women can use their sexuality to get ahead whenever possible...but men should not be allowed to take advantage of it?
      Samantha: No. I'm just saying that men and women are equal-opportunity exploiters.

    • Miranda: (to Charlotte who is talking about a famous painter who might ask her to hold his brush) If he so much as suggests what she's suggesting, you give me a call and we'll sue the hell out of him. That's the only proper way to trade sex for power.
      Samantha: I can't believe what I'm hearing. You're like the Harvard Law Lorena Bobbitt.
      (Door bell rings)
      Miranda: Ah, it's Skipper, I told him I was here. And he insisted on picking me up, but he's not supposed to be here till 11!
      Carrie: Oh! He's like a sweet little seal pup.
      Miranda: That you sometimes want to club.

    • Carrie: She's like an international party girl.
      Miranda: She's a hooker with a passport.

    • Samantha: Do you realize if she were a man, not only would we be eating right now but they'd be sending over free drinks?

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Miranda: Don't listen to the dime store Camille Paglia.


      Camille Paglia is an American social critic, teacher, and author; often called "the feminist other feminists love to hate". She is a Binghamton University and Yale University graduate.

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