One of the reasons Sex and the City is so beloved (problematic, maybe, but beloved) is because of its fanciful plots. Who hasn't daydreamed of breaking up with someone via sticky note or of having a random threesome or of spending thousands of dollars on shoes? All along we've considered SATC to be a fanciful dream world, but it turns out every single plotline—short of Carrie Bradshaw's $750-a-month brownstone—is based on real events.
In a new interview with IMDb Asks, Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbes on the show, told interviewers that every episode, even the implausible ones, actually happened. "They had a rule in the writing that they couldn't put anything in an episode that didn't literally happen to someone in the writer's room or someone they knew firsthand," she said. "It couldn't be, like, my father's brother's sister's shoe repair guy heard once that, you know. So the outlandish physical, sexual things that happened—they really did happen."
We should've seen it coming. In March 2015 Liz Tuccillo, a writer on the show, told Cosopolitan that she spent most of the job talking about her sex life along wtih the other writers. "We were all dating, so we would go out at night and come in the next morning and have some crazy story," she said. "We heard some of the more shocking things that people could say about sex." It might seem far-fetched, but who doesn't have a handful of crazy dating stories? We're talking about a bunch of women dating in New York City. Shit happens.