Sex and the City

Season 4 Episode 2

The Real Me

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 03, 2001 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Carrie is asked to be a model on a fashion show mixing real models and real people. At first reluctant to believe she was chosen to be a model, Carrie is quickly swept off her feet with the glamour of the fashion business. But as everything that comes fast goes fast her dream turns into a nightmare when moments before the show her dress is changed to a jewelry panty. With a huge hair, heavy makeover and high heels, Carrie finally feels like a supermodel and enters the stage strong and confident, only to fall from the top of her shoes. Nevertheless, she gets up and goes on with the show, after all she's a real person and when real people fall they get back on their feet and move on. Meanwhile, Charlotte is embarrassed to change gynecologists when she develops a rash on her vagina, and even more embarrassed when the doctor prescribes anti-depressives for her vagina. But the real solution for Charlotte's depressed vagina is more attention, and so Charlotte finally meets her female part with a mirror. Elsewhere, Samantha decides to pose nude just so she can look back years from now and remember how hot she was, while Miranda drives a man away with her self confidence.moreless

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  • About the episode

    It has great directing.
  • Really funny episode!

    A really nice episode! Full of laughs and great moments. I have to say that I really enjoyed it, it's been hilarious. We can see Carrie model for a day. She is asked to partecipate to this fashion event that mixes all together top models and people from real life. She is really concerned about her looking, but of course everybody tells her that she is beautiful and that she can afford the event without worries. Unfortunately she falls. But she stands up and keeps on with pride. As she says, normal and real people rise again after a fall. That's why, with a big smile, everyone was clapping for her. It almost seemed that even real people could become important and fashionable for a day.moreless
  • Fashion RoadKill

    It is completely fitting that Carrie becomes fashion roadkill on a catwalk when SATC had by this time already become a powerhouse in influencing fashion in most of America.

    Samantha gets nude photos of herself taken (Buster from Arrested Development make a cameo during her photo shoot). Miranda stresses out when she gets hit on by a young stud at her gym. After a while there is only so much of Mirandas "I'm so ugly" issues that I can take. If I was her friend I would probably have to slap some sense into her. Charlotte sets up a blind date between Stanford and her wedding stylist Anthony. A complete mismatchif I ever heard one. Where she got this idea from I absolutely do not know. Then she finds out that her vagina is depressed.

    Carrie runs a perfectly food red cowl neck shirt and jeans combo with some sort of blanket thrown over herself.moreless
  • Carrie becomes a model.

    This episode was hilarious. I loved it so much. It was really funny, yet, it was still sad for Carrie. She has a chance to become a model, she has the big hair, she picks out the very high heels, and she ends up falling on her face. It was definately a very very special episode. I enjoy watching it on DVD and every time it is on the television. This episode is probably one of my favorite of the whole series. It was very well written. The writers are very talented. This amazing episode is yet another great installment.moreless
Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum


Guest Star

Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho


Guest Star

James McCaffrey

James McCaffrey

Paul Denai

Guest Star

Willie Garson

Willie Garson

Stanford Blatch

Recurring Role

Mario Cantone

Mario Cantone


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • This is the first time the end credits were shown over something other than a black screen. This time they are shown over an image of Carrie's bathroom door. If you keep watching until the end of the credits, Carrie emerges from the bathroom, smiles, and closes the door again.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Carrie: When I first moved to New York and I was totally broke, sometimes I would buy Vogue instead of dinner. I felt it fed me more.

    • Stanford: (watching a runway-fallen Carrie get stepped over by Heidi Klum) Oh, my god, she's fashion roadkill!

    • (About Samantha's nude photos)
      Miranda: Isn't that a little narcissistic?
      Samantha: No one thinks it's narcissistic when you get your seventh grade picture taken.
      Charlotte: You weren't naked in that.
      Carrie: That we know of.

    • Miranda: Sexy is what I try to get them to see me as after I win them over with my personality.
      Carrie: You win men over with your personality?

    • Samantha: Are the vegetables on the vegetable plate organic?
      Carrie: They have beef pot pie on the menu, what do you think?

    • Samantha: Last night, I could not stop thinking about a Big Mac. I finally had to get dressed and go out, and pick up a guy.
      Miranda: Talk about a Happy Meal!

    • Charlotte: I have to start keeping a vagina journal.
      Miranda: What a dear vagina why so blue?
      Carrie: Dear vagina - guess who I have a crush on?!

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music:
      "She Bangs" by Ricky Martin. Miranda listens to this song on her headphones at the gym.
      "See How Far" by Richard Worth, played while Carrie thinks and types.
      "Get to Know Ya" by Maxwell. Played when Carrie hangs out with a fashion photographer in her apartment.
      "Tribute Part Two" by Jeff Sharel. Played when Carrie and Stanford are backstage at the fashion show.
      "Rosabel Discofield Dub" by Paul Sabu. Played as Carrie gets ready for the fashion show.
      "Shazam" by Spiderbait. Played when Samantha visits Carrie backstage and Carrie meets Heidi Klum.
      "Let's Get It On" by Red Venom. Played when Carrie chats with Heidi Klum.
      "Got to Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn. Played at the end of the episode.

    • In 2002, this episode won an Emmy for 'Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series'.