“There were no women of colour, and there was no substantial conversation about the LGBTQ community.”
Sarah Jessica Parker has admitted that Sex and the City would be a “different show” if it were made today.
In an interview at Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival, the American actress noted the show’s lack of diversity: “There were no women of colour, and there was no substantial conversation about the LGBTQ community.”
The Emmy winner then admitted that the “enormous amount” of change in New York City’s economic, political and social climate since the show’s debut would factor into its creation today. “I think it would be a different show, honestly.”
Parker also said that her character was a product of her time, and would be interested in her thoughts on the current MeToo movement.
“I think Carrie Bradshaw is very much a product of her generation and I think her conversations about sexual politics and intimacy spoke to the years.
“As always, those years prior to being a young adult inform your world-view. I think that she would have a lot to say about this, and I would be curious to read [her] column if she could sit back and look at it.”
Sex and the City originally ran from 1998-2004, and received universal acclaim from critics, who often rank the show as one of the greatest comedy-drama’s of all time.
It spawned two feature films, Sex and the City (2008) and Sex and the City 2 (2010) – both of which were massive successes at the box office – and a prequel series, The Carrie Diaries.