Should some movies be segregated by the sexes? That's the feeling I got from watching Sex and the City 2 (AKA How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Estrogen), a movie aimed squarely -- so to speak -- at the demographic that loved, loved, loved the series and the first film. That demographic includes older women and gay men, audiences that are typically ignored when mainstream Hollywood comes a-knockin' at the box office door. On the other side of the gender divide, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (AKA Please Don't Let the Fact That You Hate Video Game Movies Keep You From Coming to Our Much Different Video Game Movie) is hoping to rub the money genie the right way and get all the boys to come out and play.
Gender segregation at the movies seems like a silly idea, one that is roundly denounced every time it's suggested. Everyone is different, and no one likes to be pigeon-holed. Yet there's no denying that certain movies draw heavily from a particular demographic. At the advance screening I attended for SATC2, most of the audience was female, though their ages appeared to range from the 20s to the 70s. The next night, at a screening for the older-skewing indie drama Solitary Man, starring Michael Douglas, the audience was mixed, with many more couples and older ones (i.e. 50 on up).
Are there some movies you'd prefer to watch only with the girls -- or boys? What's OK to watch with the opposite sex? And what do you plan on watching this weekend?