Let me just state for the record: I was and still am a Sex and the City fan.
For six years, my Sunday nights belonged to HBO; watching Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbs, Charlotte York, and Samantha Jones navigate life, love, and sex in the big city. Sex and the City challenged and changed how we looked at relationships and sex, and encouraged us, women, to be more open and honest about our desires and sexuality. Female sex and desire was, praise Baby Jesus, no longer a taboo subject.
So when the movie came out, my friends and I all lined up for a seat in the theater. We finally got to see Carrie and Mr. Big finally have their HEA, Charlotte get the family she always wanted, Miranda finally able to balance love and work, and Samantha be with the person she loved the most: herself. Sex and the City the Movie should have been the series’s swan song, the fans’ final goodbye to these four women. Unfortunately, it wasn’t and the sequel will forever live in infamy as a cringeworthy storyline that has only proved more problematic and absurd since its release ten years ago.
Luckily for fans, the third SATC film was scrapped and we all breathed a sigh of relief. Unfortunately, that all changed with this announcement from Carrie Bradshaw herself:
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Yep, we’re getting the next chapter in Sex and the City supposedly taking its title from one of Carrie’s favorite phrases, Just Like That..
Here’s what we know so far:
- The revival will star Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis.
- Because she knows better, Kim Cattrall and Samantha Jones are out.
- No one needed this reboot. Seriously. No one.
Sex and the City had its time, and while I appreciate the show for what it was able to accomplish, we have all moved on and forward, rightly so. There are other stories and voices that need and should be heard.
In a time when diversity is needed and people are struggling to make ends meet in the middle of pandemic that has completely devastated more and more Americans, do we really need another story about rich white women whose biggest concern is which $1000 Manolo Blahniks to purchase?
And just like that, it’s time we moved on from Sex and the City.
What do you think of the Sex and the City reboot?
Julie believes great books should be read more than once and prides herself on finding the "dirty part" in any romance novel under a minute. Loves red wine but loves it more when shared with friends. Has an (embarrassingly) extensive knowledge about all things Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl. Is currently curating the perfect playlists that ALWAYS include a song from one of the Twilight soundtracks.