Sarah Jessica Parker Slams “Misogynist Chatter” Over ‘Sex & the City’ Cast – The Hollywood Reporter
Sarah Jessica Parker is criticizing what she calls the “misogynist chatter” over the Intercourse and the Metropolis forged’s ageing appears to be like.
The actress graces the duvet of December’s Vogue as a part of the promotion for HBO Max’s upcoming SATC reboot, And Simply Like That. She says that the response to the present — which debuts in December — has been confounding.
“There’s a lot misogynist chatter in response to us that might by no means. Occur. About. A. Man,” she advised Vogue, which famous that she punctuated each phrase with a clap. “‘Grey hair grey hair grey hair. Does she have grey hair?’ I’m sitting with Andy Cohen, and he has a full head of grey hair, and he’s beautiful. Why is it OK for him? I don’t know what to let you know individuals!”
She went on to notice that the response on social media has been particularly harsh.
“Everybody has one thing to say: ‘She has too many wrinkles, she doesn’t have sufficient wrinkles.’ It virtually feels as if individuals don’t need us to be completely OK with the place we’re, as in the event that they virtually get pleasure from us being pained by who we’re at this time, whether or not we select to age naturally and never look good, or whether or not you do one thing if that makes you are feeling higher,” she mentioned. “I do know what I appear to be. I’ve no selection. What am I going to do about it? Cease ageing? Disappear?”
And Simply Like That follows Carrie (Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) as they navigate friendship of their 50s. (Unique sequence star Kim Cattrall famously won’t return for the sequel, following a much-publicized feud with Parker.)
For her half, Nixon agrees with Parker in regards to the feedback and is grateful the present is portraying sexually energetic ladies of their 50s with out feeling stress so as to add a youthful character.
“I like that we’re not making an attempt to youthify the present. We’re not together with, like, a 21-year-old niece,” Nixon mentioned.
Michael Patrick King, who was a writer-producer on SATC and is serving as showrunner on And Simply Like That, additionally expressed his bewilderment on the preliminary response to the announcement of the brand new sequence.
“After we introduced And Simply Like That, there have been quite a lot of constructive reactions, however one bitchy response on-line was individuals sharing footage of the Golden Women,” he mentioned. “And I used to be like, ‘Wow, so it’s both you’re 35, otherwise you’’e retired and dwelling in Florida. There’s a lacking chapter right here.’”
The feedback come a number of weeks after Intercourse and the Metropolis creator Candace Bushnell mentioned HBO’s hit TV adaptation of her ebook shouldn’t be a mannequin to dwell by.
“The truth is, discovering a man is possibly not your greatest financial selection in the long run. Males may be very harmful to ladies in quite a lot of other ways. We by no means speak about this, however that’s one thing that ladies want to consider: You are able to do so much much less … when it’s a must to depend on a person,” Bushnell mentioned. “The TV present and the message weren’t very feminist on the finish. However that’s TV. That’s leisure. That’s why individuals mustn’t base their lives on a TV present.”