It's been 25 years since Sex and the City aired its first episode and somehow, the seminal series is still more relevant than ever.
The HBO series was inspired by Candace Bushnell's column in The New York Observer, which focused on her and her friends' sex lives while living in New York City. The series championed female friendship and ran for six seasons while making household names out of stars: Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie), Cynthia Nixon (Miranda), Kristin Davis (Charlotte) and Kim Cattrall (Samantha).
In 2022, the series released reboot And Just like That on HBO which offered fans an update on where the women ended up after all these years – well minus Samantha. Thankfully, Cattrall will make a special cameo in season two, so stay tuned.
To celebrate Sex and the City turning 25, we rounded up the series' most defining moments. We were spoilt for choice, but we've narrowed it down to 10 moments that shaped the series into a cultural phenomenon.
1. The 'Up The Butt' taxi ride
The series got off to a spectacular start with episode four in the first season airing one of the most iconic moments. Charlotte, in the midst of a crisis, like usual, enlists the help of Carrie, Miranda, and Samantha who pick her up in a cab to coach her through her boyfriend's request to try anal sex.
This chaotic car ride features some truly laugh-out-loud dialogue. Most notably the moment when the taxi almost get rear-ended by another car, as Charlotte asks "what was that?" the three women reply, "a preview".
This scene has it all: honest dialogue about sex, the four women supporting each other while making each other laugh, all inside the deeply New York setting of a taxi.