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Sex and the city book cover

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You wrote about how many of the female writers leaned in to incorporate things that really happened to them into the show — like wild dates and threesome proposals. Did that help the show resonate? To me, a huge theme of this was the power of women telling their own stories. Men were in charge of the show, but the whole rest of the writing staff was female, which was very unusual at the time.

You said yes, but later turned him down. How did the show change how you felt about relationships and where you saw yourself going? I really wanted to share my story. It was a combination of having moved to New York City around that time and watching the show.

It was about women living life on their own terms. How do you think MeToo would have impacted Sex and the City? Our attitudes with a bunch of things that this show covered have shifted. I think that that was for a good reason at the time. Subconsciously, this show was supposed to be liberating. It was supposed to show that women could be independent and have sex drives and have lives on their own terms.

It did its best. Diversity was always a big problem they could have addressed at the time. It also shows how hard it is to turn a ship around — [diversity] should be built into the DNA.

We all see ourselves in some version of these four women. Like many people — this was very common at the time, and especially because I lived in New York City and was a journalist — I thought I was a Carrie.

And I probably was. A lot of people talk now about how terrible she is, and I was sort of terrible, too. I have this idea that we all start out identifying as Carrie, and as we get older, we become Mirandas.

Which I definitely feel like I am now. Who cares what Carrie is wearing? What do you think about their public conflict? Cynthia Nixon is now running for governor of New York. What do you think of that? A million people have already made the joke online that this is the Sex and the City finale we deserved. To have one of these women run for office in a year when we have record numbers of women running feels so good. It feels so right. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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Sex and the city book cover

You wrote about how many of the female writers leaned in to incorporate things that really happened to them into the show — like wild dates and threesome proposals. Did that help the show resonate? To me, a huge theme of this was the power of women telling their own stories. Men were in charge of the show, but the whole rest of the writing staff was female, which was very unusual at the time.

You said yes, but later turned him down. How did the show change how you felt about relationships and where you saw yourself going? I really wanted to share my story. It was a combination of having moved to New York City around that time and watching the show. It was about women living life on their own terms. How do you think MeToo would have impacted Sex and the City?

Our attitudes with a bunch of things that this show covered have shifted. I think that that was for a good reason at the time. Subconsciously, this show was supposed to be liberating. It was supposed to show that women could be independent and have sex drives and have lives on their own terms.

It did its best. Diversity was always a big problem they could have addressed at the time. It also shows how hard it is to turn a ship around — [diversity] should be built into the DNA. We all see ourselves in some version of these four women. Like many people — this was very common at the time, and especially because I lived in New York City and was a journalist — I thought I was a Carrie. And I probably was. A lot of people talk now about how terrible she is, and I was sort of terrible, too.

I have this idea that we all start out identifying as Carrie, and as we get older, we become Mirandas. Which I definitely feel like I am now. Who cares what Carrie is wearing? What do you think about their public conflict? Cynthia Nixon is now running for governor of New York. What do you think of that? A million people have already made the joke online that this is the Sex and the City finale we deserved. To have one of these women run for office in a year when we have record numbers of women running feels so good.

It feels so right. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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  1. Who cares what Carrie is wearing? It was supposed to show that women could be independent and have sex drives and have lives on their own terms. It was a combination of having moved to New York City around that time and watching the show.

  2. Men were in charge of the show, but the whole rest of the writing staff was female, which was very unusual at the time. Like many people — this was very common at the time, and especially because I lived in New York City and was a journalist — I thought I was a Carrie. What do you think about their public conflict?

  3. It was about women living life on their own terms. How do you think MeToo would have impacted Sex and the City? It was supposed to show that women could be independent and have sex drives and have lives on their own terms.

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