During an interview with Entertainment Tonight in December 2021, Pauline Chalamet was asked what she thought of the comparisons between “The Sex Lives of College Girls” and “Sex and the City.” Chalamet said she agrees with the comparison — in one respect in particular. Chalamet said: “One thing that’s really cool and similar about this is that we’re talking about four very different characters. And I think our show does a really good job with four different, different characters. And we can all relate to each other in different ways, but I love that.”
Fans of The Sex Lives of College Girls definitely know that the four main characters couldn’t be more different. Kimberly is shy and awkward without much sexual experience (at least at the beginning of the show), while Bela is very outgoing, likes to joke, and is exceptionally sex positive. Leighton, on the other hand, stands out from the group with her often judgmental and haughty attitude, while Whitney is more warm and welcoming. Plus, there are differences in their backgrounds — for example, Kimberly grew up in a small town and has to work a part-time job to support her college life, while Leighton grew up in New York City and comes from a super-rich family.
“Sex and the City” also sees many differences between the four main characters, such as the fact that Samantha couldn’t be more comfortable with sex. At the same time, there are many topics related to sex that Charlotte shies away from.