Crimp your hair and collect your friendship bracelets, y’all: a brand-new and trés retro new trailer for “The Carrie Diaries” is all over the internet today, after airing last night during the “Gossip Girl” series finale.
Between the Adam Ant soundtrack, the unmistakable style and the intermittent shots of a be-sweatered Austin Butler looking like a total “Tiger Beat” coverboy, there’s no question that this “Sex and the City” prequel is all about the 1980s…and with a truly evocative line comparing sex to an unspeakable activity involving cased meats and a keyhole, there’s no question that they’ve borrowed at least a little bit of the original series’ signature raunch for this CW drama about the life and times of a young Carrie Bradshaw.
AnnaSophia Robb and her crazy-curly hair are still front and center in this new extended peek at the show, but you’ll also see more of the supporting cast—including Ellen Wong and Katie Findlay as Carrie’s teenage ladyfriends (who, by all appearances, could give Samantha a run for her money when it comes to sexual TMI over brunch). Also noteworthy: lots and lots of made-in-the-80s fashion, including high-rise jeans, cravat blouses and plenty of neon nail polish.
But let’s be real, the real eye candy in Carrie-land is of the male variety…and the real ooh-la-la moment of this trailer has nothing to do with what people are wearing, and everything to do with what appears to be a seriously steamy aquatic kiss between AnnaSophia and Austin.
“The Carrie Diaries” premieres at 8 p.m. on January 14.
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