Emma Bovary is sexually liberated; she expresses little surprise at the appearance of Sidney Kugelmass in her bedroom. She offers him a glass of wine, and they spend the afternoon together kissing and sharing secrets. Emma speaks of her longing to escape her "crass rural existence" and, presumably, her marriage. On Kugelmass's second visit, they become intimate. She longs for excitement and enjoys hearing about Broadway, Hollywood, fast cars, and celebrities. She is rather vapid and values superficial excitements.
When Emma arrives in New York with Kugelmass, she enjoys the luxury of hotel living, and she buys clothing from upscale boutiques, drinks champagne, goes dancing, and ogles celebrities. She likes tourist attractions and small and large luxuries but quickly becomes bored and wants to become an actress. Overall, Emma Bovary seems hedonistic, shallow, and vain in Allen's story.