'Sex and the City' Moves Sexcapades Into 40s

Orgasms, sex toys and cosmopolitans pour through the lives of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha -- now four 40-somethings who romped through New York City as four 30-somethings in the wildly popular HBO series "Sex and the City."

Now, four years after the Kleenex-ringing last episode, the four bosom buddies -- enthralled with the sexual energy of the most glamorous city in the world -- reunite in a full-length movie set to premiere May 30.

At 43, the film's producer, Emmy-award winning Sarah Jessica Parker, is the symbol of the new middle-age: smart, beautiful and still very relevant. She is the epitome of the refrain "40 is the new 30."

"Look at all the celebs we are fascinated with: There are the Lindsay Lohans and the Britney Spears of the world, but let's be honest, they are not taken as seriously as the people near 40," Marc Malkin, columnist for E! Online, told ABCNEWS.com.

Parker is in good company. Madonna, who turns 50 this year, can still dance in her leotard; Jamie Lee Curtis, at the same age, poses topless for AARP magazine; and Susan Sarandon at 61 still makes lists of Hollywood's sexiest stars.

"Desperate Housewives" actresses Marcia Cross, 46; Terry Hatcher, 43; and Felicity Huffman, 45, all have bodies buffer than 26-year-old Jessica Biel.

Even a Wrinkled Butt

The "Sex and the City" girls -- who have lived on in syndication and DVD -- embody the sexual revolution, pioneering bold themes like abortion, impotence, chlamydia, gay sex and even -- in an episode with the sexually voracious Samantha -- a close-up of the wrinkled butt of a geriatric lover.

But in the upcoming film, the girls are more settled. New Line Films spokesman Michael Clemens confirmed that the girls are "definitely older because the film continues after the series."

Carrie Bradshaw has, at long last, reached "contentment," and is "more serious," according to Parker, who played the serendipitous sex columnist with the to-die-for wardrobe.

In Parker's off-screen life, she is quite an old-fashioned girl, with an 11-year marriage to "Ferris Bueller's" Matthew Broderick, and the mother of 5-year-old Wilkie. She kept a "no nudity" contract with HBO over the six seasons.

The actress -- who got her start as wholesome "Annie" on Broadway -- has paired up with director Michael Patrick King to reunite the show's stars, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.

And according to some press teasers, there will be some heartbreaks as Carrie continues her longtime relationship with "Mr. Big," who, according to some reports dies.

"When you're 20, you know, your heart is broken at work, in life, in romance," Parker told Rolling Stone's Peter Travers for "Popcorn" on ABC News Now. "You could go to a friend's house in sweat pants or you could hang out at a bar. You could have a meal and you could actually be distracted, and you'd really do fine. Much like a physical injury, you bounce back."

Icons for 20-Somethings

The Manolo-strutting "Sex and the City" girls have become icons not just for gay audiences but for the 20-something crowd, which is expected to flock to theaters in droves.

"I am a total fan, and I think its buzz is so huge and have not heard one bad thing," said E! Online's Malkin.

Women approaching 40 and beyond have proved they, too, can attract younger men, like Samantha and boy toy Jerry "Smith" Jerrod.

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