“Sex and the City” was such a touchstone for everything related to New York City, female friendships, and relationships for women in their thirties, and Cynthia Nixon has always been candid about said touchstone.
In a piece she wrote for Refinery29 in 2018, Nixon thinks back to the show’s premiere and when it was originally on the air to discuss how “no one wanted to be a Miranda,” the character that she played for six seasons as well as in the two feature films. She notes that even though Miranda Hobbes, especially at the beginning of the series which debuted in 1998, was considered “decidedly un-glamourous” and oftentimes “judgmental,” she “always loved and admired Miranda … because she was smart and independent and determined.” We agree.
But her feelings for the character aside, when Cynthia Nixon spoke to Indiewire in 2019, she got into what the HBO show might look like if it were made in the present. “Well, I certainly think we would not have all been white, God forbid,” she said. “One of the hardest things for me — it was at the time, too — is looking back and seeing how much of it centered around money, right? And how, Steve, my [character’s] husband, was like the closest we got to a working class guy, you know? Never mind a working class woman, right?” She makes some good points.
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