In 1998, a doctor performed laser surgery on Guccione’s tongue in an experimental cancer treatment, so it is hard to understand him when he speaks.
Because he has difficulty swallowing, a liquid nutrient called Boost is piped into his stomach. His skin positively glows, and he appears almost serene, except for the dark, haunted eyes that glare out from under his thick, grizzled brows.
In fact I’m the one who is always guilty of wanting more Carrie Bradshaw. “To me Carrie Bradshaw is every girl, whereas Monica is The Girl: nothing bad ever happens to her.
And I’ve written so many books that weren’t about Carrie, three of which were also turned into TV series…” So she’s never had a Frankenstein moment when she wished she’d never invented her? She’s the perfect woman that looms over all of us.” • Did Sarah Jessica Parker confirm a Sex and the City 3 movie?
Wallis inhabits the same brittle, elegant, pink champagne-infused world as the SATC, Lipstick Jungle, Four Blondes and Trading Up girls, but here’s the twist: as an author herself and the creator of the universally adored Monica (also the star of a blockbuster movie franchise), Wallis perpetually finds herself mistaken for - and gradually imprisoned by - her own creation.
One of the reasons that MTV and radio finally came around to Guns N’ Roses was because they’d been written about as the “future of music” by a then relatively new magazine called quickly caught on as a trendsetting publication, so when the magazine declared that relatively little known artists like Sinead O’Connor, Public Enemy and Guns N’ Roses were the “future of music,” the industry took notice.
in 1965 to subsidize his painting, Bob Guccione turned graphic porn, muckraking journalism, and tabloid headlines into one of the greatest success stories in magazine history, the cornerstone of a multi-million-dollar publishing empire.
“Of course it was totally tongue in cheek,” laughs Bushnell.
“Yes, I took my life as a stepping off point but the reality is that I’ve never felt imprisoned by Carrie Bradshaw.