Here’s one of Sex And The City’s best, funniest and most interesting repartees with four of the most intelligent women in the history of TV. In this conversation seen in the sixth episode of the series’ second season, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda give their clashing views on cheating as they try to answer what really constitutes the act. Enjoy! 🙂
Charlotte: I can’t believe he had the nerve to stand there kissing that woman and still pretend he wasn’t cheating.
Carrie: Maybe he doesn’t consider kissing cheating.
Samantha: Oh come on. It was only your second date.
Charlotte: So? Doesn’t that still guarantee me fidelity until the end of the evening?
Samantha: Men cheat for the same reason dogs lick their balls: because they can. It’s part of their biology. Instead of wasting all this energy condemning it, maybe it’s time we all got in line with the reality of the situation.
Carrie: Well, that sounds very empowering, but you’re forgetting one detail. Women cheat.
Charlotte: Yeah, but that’s completely different because we don’t go around randomly attacking any man we’re attracted to. We’re not driven by testosterone.
Carrie: Then what does drive us according to you?
Samantha: You mean hormones.
Carrie: The problem is that you two have very different definitions of what constitutes cheating. I just don’t think that you can define cheating in absolute terms. I think maybe there’s a cheating curve. Someone’s definition of what constitutes cheating is in direct proportion to how much they themselves want to cheat.
Miranda: That’s moral relativism.
Carrie: I prefer to think of it as quantum cheating.
Samantha: The fact is, the act of cheating is defined by the act of getting caught. One doesn’t exist without the other.
So… do you agree with Samantha? If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Hmmm. 🙂