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'Sex And The City' Creator On 'The Carrie Diaries' And The Boys Before Big

Most of us know the story of Carrie Bradshaw, candid writer, shoe aficionado and hopeless romantic. "Sex and the City" introduced us to the style icon as a thirty-something singleton in Manhattan, but the HBO show was never too concerned with her past -- her family was mentioned in throwaway lines, and it wasn't until "SatC" creator Candace Bushnell published "The Carrie Diaries" in 2010 that fans got a true glimpse into what the author intended for the character, first introduced in 1997.

Now, The CW has adapted "The Carrie Diaries" into a prequel series, combining what we know of Carrie from the beloved HBO dramedy and Bushnell's books and blending it into a heady cocktail of '80s nostalgia, coming-of-age drama and a surprising amount of heart. Though discrepancies exist between HBO's version of Carrie, her literary self and the new CW precursor (played by AnnaSophia Robb), Bushnell hopes that when fans see "The Carrie Diaries," the continuity niggles won't matter. Read More...


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