Cynthia Nixon believes Intercourse and the Metropolis is a “feminist present,” however she additionally thinks it had “lots of the failings of the feminist motion in it.”
The 53-year-old star, who portrayed Miranda Hobbes within the SATC TV present and films, is talking out in regards to the collection that catapulted her to stardom alongside co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis. In a brand new interview with IndieWire, carried out earlier than the premiere of her new film Stray Dolls on the Tribeca Movie Pageant, Nixon displays on the collection, which premiered on HBO in 1998, and the way it might be completely different at present.
“Nicely, I definitely assume we’d not have all been white, God forbid,” Nixon tells the outlet. “One of many hardest issues for me — it was on the time, too — is wanting again and seeing how a lot of it centered round cash, proper? And the way, Steve, my [character’s] husband, was just like the closest we acquired to a working class man, you realize? By no means thoughts a working class lady, proper?”
The actress, activist and politician—who ran for governor of New York in 2018—additionally addresses the concept of perfection that is portrayed within the present.
“Additionally, I feel we would not all seem like that,” Nixon shares with IndieWire. “By way of like, the perfection issue. By way of at all times wanting so unbelievable. And I do know that is the fantasy aspect, and by way of the present that was necessary. However I feel there’s lots of ways in which individuals will be visually compelling with out wanting — quote unquote — good.”
“There was a lot debate when [Sex and the City] got here out about whether or not it was a feminist present or not, which I at all times thought was silly — in fact it is a feminist present,” Nixon goes on to inform the outlet. “However I feel it has lots of the failings of the feminist motion in it. In that it is like white, moneyed girls who’re preventing for his or her empowerment. In a little bit of a bubble.”
After six seasons, Intercourse and the Metropolis aired its ultimate episode in Feb. 2004. The present then moved to the large display with 2008’s Intercourse and the Metropolis film, which was adopted by 2010’s Intercourse and the Metropolis 2. Then, whereas followers of the collection hoped for a Intercourse and the Metropolis 3, plans for a 3rd movie seemingly fell via.