Undercover Economy

CB_lingerie Of the many moments in the movie Sex and the City 2 that might strike North American audiences as unrealistic, there is one in particular that stands out. While visiting Abu Dhabi, Carrie and the gang find themselves in the back room of a dried-flower shop staring at seven women wearing black niqabs. What appears to be the ultimate cultural stand-off—four sexually liberated New Yorkers facing women with all but their eyes covered—turns into a moment of cultural harmony as the Muslims disrobe, revealing their designer duds.

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