Most women love today’s birthday girl and forever style icon Sarah Jessica Parker – except those still siding with Kim Cattrall, of course. And while the details of this unfortunate feud are debatable, we are more certain of the following: Carrie Bradshaw – Parker’s most iconic character – was absolutely insufferable.
Heck, she knew it herself, once admitting to Aidan that she gets “a tad bitchy from time to time”. Like when she picked a fight with Miranda over Big in the middle of a thrift store. Or when she kicked Samantha out of the bathtub after dragging her on an agonizingly long train journey during which she harped on and on about a pimple. Or even when she confronted Charlotte for not volunteering to help her out with the down payment on her apartment. And let’s not even delve into the more relatable flaws (read: using her oven for storage, oversleeping for a major shoot, and wearing heels to the countryside).
The funny thing is that, over 20 years after the premiere of Sex and the City, Carrie somehow seems more flawed now than when we first met her, as illustrated by 30 of her most cringeworthy moments, below. Chalk it up to the fact that we’re older, we’re wiser, and we’ve maybe had more time to think about this. How many of these quotes can you recall?