From being broken up with by a note on a Post-It or having you're best friends boyfriend seeing you naked, we assumed that all the best moments from Sex and the City that we love so much were inspired by the experiences of real women.
But according to Cynthia Nixon who played Miranda Hobbs on the show, the writing team did not including anything in the scripts that had not happened to a woman they actually knew.
"Even though crazy and outlandish things happen in Sex And The City, fantastical things seemingly, they had a rule in the writers room that they couldn't put anything into an episode that hadn't literally happened to someone in the writer's room or someone that they knew first hand," said the actress speaking to IMDb Asks.
"It couldn't be 'my father's brother's sister's shoe-repair guy heard once…' kind of thing – so the physical and sexual things that happened were real tales."
While we can't believe that this policy continued for the movies, it definitely helps to explain why this seminal series resonated with so many women and continues to do so today.
"It was amazingly well written and very complicated in a way and so I think it's the reason it can bare repeated viewing."
"It's very dense and so much happens in every episode. The way the threads of the four different plotlines with the four different women intertwine is very intricate."
Does this mean that romances like Carrie and Big's can happen in real life too?