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Sex and the City fans don’t consider the movies to be canon. Still, the first film, Sex and the City: The Movie, has some merit. A lot of love went into the film, and if you look closely, there are some pretty cool details included in it. For example, did you know that a book about a woman who is left at the altar is featured in the film? The 2003 novel, Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani, seems to mirror Carrie Bradshaw’s own experience.

Eagle-eyed viewers can see Adriana Trigiani’s novels in several episodes of Sex and the City

Lucia, Lucia isn’t the only Trigiani novel that has made it into a Sex and the City project. Michael Patrick King and Trigiani are best friends. The duo is so tight that King rents his apartment from Trigiani. Trigiani lives on the first floor of a historic townhouse in the West Village. King rents out the upper floor, according to The New York Times.

Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall on the set of "'ex In The City: The Movie' in New York City
The cast of ‘Sex and the City’ | James Devaney/WireImage

King started to tuck copies of Trigiani’s books into scenes that were applicable early on. Trigiani’s website even suggests there is a drinking game associated with spotting copies. The titles are never actually mentioned, though. Still, no title is more befitting than the one tucked neatly into a scene in Sex and the City: The Movie.

Lucia, Lucia is seen in a scene about halfway through the flick. In the shot, Carrie browses a bookshop while lamenting about losing her 917-phone number on the phone. During the conversation, she removes a copy of Lucia, Lucia from a display and places her book there instead.

Michael Patrick King and r Adriana Trigiani pose for a photograph at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on August 18, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California
Michael Patrick King and Adriana Trigiani | Dan Tuffs/Getty Images

Lucia, Lucia, published in 2003, centers around a jilted woman who is left at the altar. The book, set in New York City, takes place in the 1950s. Similarly, Carrie is left at the altar when Mr. Big gets cold feet and drives away from the New York Public Library on the day of their much-anticipated wedding. The book is spotted after the infamous wedding scene takes place.

Will Adriana Trigiani’s books find their way into And Just Like That?

Trigiani fans who also love Sex and the City will get another chance to spy the famed author’s novels tucked neatly into scenes with Carrie and her pals. Trigiani has published several books since fans last caught up with everyone’s favorite fashionistas. The upcoming  10-part HBO Max limited series will surely have plenty of opportunities. Will Trigiani’s books appear? It seems likely. King is, once again, attached to the project.


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And HBO Max announced And Just Like That, the Sex and the City reboot in January 2021. While a premiere date hasn’t been announced, fans will likely see more from Carrie, Miranda Hobbes, and Charlotte York sometime in 2022. They’ll have to do without Samantha Jones, though. Kim Cattrall, the actor who portrayed Samantha for all six seasons of the show, has opted not to return.