Sex and the City: Season 1, Episode 5

The Power of Female Sex (5 Jul. 1998)

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While shoe-shopping, Carrie meets Amalita and her new rich boyfriend. Amalita's life is full of vacations, holidays, and shopping with very rich men. Over dinner, she introduces a young, ... See full summary »



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Sean Arbuckle ...
Kenneth Brown ...
Amalita Amalfi (as Carole Raphaelle Davis)
Neville Morgan
Mimi Langeland ...
Gertrude Morgan


While shoe-shopping, Carrie meets Amalita and her new rich boyfriend. Amalita's life is full of vacations, holidays, and shopping with very rich men. Over dinner, she introduces a young, handsome architect to Carrie. Her evening ends at his luxurious hotel. Waking up, she finds that the man has left her a considerable sum. Appalled, she calls up her friends and they discuss the power of sex. Meanwhile, Charlotte is asked to model for an artist who is doing a series of paintings of vagina. Written by Ploy P.

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Of the first season, "The Power of Female Sex," when Carrie is sitting with Amalita and being introduced to the French architect, a man with a dark blue suit and purple tie is seen approaching Carrie from behind three times in a row. See more »


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Carrie: [narrating voice over] The most powerful woman in New York is not Tina Brown, or Diane Sawyer, or even Rosie O'Donnell. It's the hostess at Balzac, which had overnight become the only restaurant that mattered. And we were there to celebrate the moment.
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Money and sex: how much are they connected?
5 April 2006 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Carrie,Samantha,Miranda and Charlotte are discussing in this episode how close is money to sex. In Samantha's opinion, every women should have the rights to exploit the chance to get a promotion or have power using sex, since in her view, men provides power to women,while women would provide sex for them. Charlotte and Miranda do not agree with that and Carrie stays in doubt, until the day she has success going to Balzac, the famous restaurant, and sees her Italian friend Amalita again. Amalita is rich, is always traveling and having the best clothes,food,jewelry and accommodation someone can have. But the doubt is: what's the difference between being a professional girlfriend or just being a professional?

Ps: I am surprised to see that the actress Carole Davis, who plays Amalita(the Italian women) is actually English! She acts and talks perfectly like an Italian woman!( not to mention her looks)

aka "Poder Do Sexo Feminino" - Brazil

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