Plot synopsis from the HBO website;-
‘Carrie and Stanford attend a baby shower thrown by their friends Kyra and Chuck. Upon arriving, they discover that Kyra’s house rules include the removal of all footwear, regardless if doing so will destroy a carefully crafted outfit. The evening is pleasant enough, but when Carrie plans to leave the party, she discovers that her brand new Manolos have been stolen. Later, Kyra offers to pay for the missing shoes, but balks when she discovers that they cost $485. Carrie winds up leaving the apartment with no compensation, and a sense of shoe-induced shame. She wonders if she has somehow made a mistake by choosing the lifestyle that she did, rather than the more traditional one chosen by Kyra.
..Carrie tries to smooth things over with Kyra, but it seems that the two won’t be able to come to an agreement. Carrie then gets a brainstorm… since she’s always come through whenever Kyra has registered at a store, then maybe it’s time for Carrie to turn the tables. Ms. Bradshaw registers herself at Manolo Blahnik, in recognition of her just-announced marriage to herself. The only item that she registers for is a single pair of the missing $485 shoes, and Kyra finally comes around and replaces the missing Manolos.’
It could be argued that this is a vile feminist tirade celebrating vapid materialism as an alternative yet equally valid lifestyle choice to marriage and raising a family.
Of course, one could also see this merely as a rather silly piece of entertainment, but what has western feminised society have to say for itself if this is the case?