Filming took place at several locations including the seaside town of Sidi Kaouki ,  and Amanjena , outside of Marrakesh. A full-scale promotional tour with all key cast members—including television, press conference and print—commenced in early May , and continued throughout the film's release, encompassing many different countries and cities. Hats were once again created by Prudence Millinery for Vivienne Westwood. He was also inspired by the recession to write something bigger more akin to the extravagant adventures and escapist comedies of the s. Internationally the sequel topped the charts in Germany for five weeks, Britain for three weeks, Australia for two weeks and exceeding the original in Japan and Greece. On October 17, Oceanup. Singer and actress Bette Midler had been photographed on set, but does not appear in the film. The teaser trailer premiered online on December 22, King credits this to the experience he had promoting the original film in such locales. Sex and the City 2 sold more tickets than the first part in many other markets. In addition, Michael Patrick King wrote and directed again, and Patricia Field once again took charge of the costumes and wardrobe. Casting[ edit ] In September , American singer and actress Liza Minnelli confirmed to several media outlets that she appeared in a cameo role. It is minutes long, which means that I entered the theater in the bloom of youth and emerged with a family of field mice living in my long, white mustache. According to Razzies founder John J. The sequel is noticeably different from its predecessor, and includes more exotic locales than the original. This is an entirely inappropriate length for what is essentially a home video of gay men playing with giant Barbie dolls.