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Posted Tuesday 7/17/18 at 9:09PM EDT
Cynthia Nixon received donations from Sex and the City's "Mr. Big," Lena Dunham and Alec Baldwin
Chris Noth donated $2,500 to his former co-star's gubernatorial campaign, while Baldwin gave $16,000. Also donating money were Lena Dunham, who gave $10,000, and Debra Messing, who gave $500. Nixon's HBO co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis previously donated $5,000 and $2,000, respectively.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 9:19PM EDT
HBO refused to air a "horrifying" Sex and the City scene involving a golden retriever
“It’s sort of horrifying that we shot that,” says writer Amy B. Harris in describing a Season 1 episode she wrote to Vanity Fair. She adds: "I can’t believe we even thought about doing it."
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Why Sex and the City would probably revolve around Miranda if it premiered today
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of the new book Sex and the City and Us: How Four Single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live, and Love, says: "I read someone saying that if you made Sex and the City now, Miranda would be the main character, because we’ve evolved in our thinking about women on television enough that that’s what we all aspire to. Nobody wants to be Carrie anymore; everyone recognizes that Carrie has some major character flaws."
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 10:08PM EDT
Sex and the City writers reveal how they would handle a season set in 2018
SATC writer Julie Rottenberg says she and her former colleagues regularly email each other with the subject line, “If only we still had a show …”
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 5:41PM EDT
The male jerks from the Sex and the City pilot speak out
The Cut contacted the actors behind the toxic male roles in the pilot for the 20th anniversary. Jeffrey Nordling, whose character slept with Samantha after going on a date with Charlotte, says he still gets recognized. "Friends who see the episode will say — oh my god! Year after year after year more young people keep seeing it and they’ll say, “Oh my god, I saw you in the pilot!” It just keeps living." ALSO: Sex and the City outfits were a big hot mess.
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 12:59AM EDT
From Andy Cohen to Kat Dennings: Here are 31 celebrities you might have forgotten were on Sex and the City
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Matthew Morrison and Timothy Olyphant also made cameos on the HBO comedy. ALSO: Looking back at SATC's perfectly corny music.
Posted Wednesday 6/06/18 at 6:44PM EDT
Sex and the City would not be Sex and the City if it premiered today, says creator Darren Star
In honor of Sex and the City launching 20 years ago today, on June 6, 1998, Star was asked how he'd redo the show if it premiered in 2018. "There would probably be a gay character and it would probably be more diverse, but at the same time, this is what that show was about," he says. "It was about those four women, and I think Sex and the City can only be conceived in the context of the time that it was done, and any show that is done now would not be Sex and the City; it would be something else because it’s 20 years later. I think its an apples and oranges type of question. Sex and the City would obviously be a completely different show today, in terms of how it would be conceived from the very beginning. You might even have a gender-fluid character on the show. From the ground up, we would just be thinking of it differently 20 years later."
- Sarah Jessica Parker reflects on iconic Carrie Bradshaw: "It's deeply surprising to experience a new generation of viewers"
- Cynthia Nixon pens an essay on Miranda: "While I admired Miranda, I didn't exactly identify with her — at least not at first"
- In praise of the steadfast independence of Kim Cattrall's Samantha Jones
- Kristin Davis marks the anniversary by posting an emotional pic of one of the last days on set
- Sex and the City didn't care about respectability politics for women -- it allowed its characters to be complex and imperfect
- Who would be cast on a 2018 reboot of Sex and the City?
- Here are all the worst ways men covered Sex and the City, with disdain
- Read an oral history of late 1990s New York City, Candace Bushnell and the birth of Sex and the City
- Here's a rundown of every non-white Sex and the City character with a speaking role
- Desus and Mero's Desus Nice became a Sex and the City superfan because its New York was different from his New York
- 15 female writers share their most memorable SATC moments
- John McCain was a stealth Sex and the City superfan
- Meet the women who molded Sex and the City's first season
- Confessions of a wannabe recovering Carrie Bradshaw
- Sex and the City and Us author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong says "no one wanted to be a Miranda -- she's the boring successful woman"
- How Sex and the City still influences New York City food trends
- Matthew McConaughey ended up appearing on SATC because Warren Beatty turned the role down
- 13 things you probably didn't know about SATC
- Seven trends Carrie made famous
- SATC designer Patricia Field is still popular in New York City
- How did SATC portray the LGBTQ community?
- Sex and the City's Manhattan is long gone, but did it ever exist?
- The SATC bus tour is like traveling through time
- Ranking all 39 Sex and the City boyfriends -- Steve was the hottest one
- Ranking Carrie Bradshaw's boyfriends
- Why Sex and the City still resonates, despite looking dated
- Check out Sex and the City cast at their 1998 premiere event
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 10:48PM EDT
As Younger tackles the #MeToo movement, Sutton Foster praises her TV Land series for being ahead of its time
Tuesday's Season 5 premiere focuses on sexual harassment in the workplace by an author modeled on Game of Thrones' George R.R. Martin. “One of the greatest gifts that the show has had is the time,” says Foster. “That’s what Darren Star is so phenomenal about. He just has his finger on the pulse of culture and what’s going on. To be on a show that’s so female forward and then tackle the #MeToo movement has been so gratifying.” Foster adds: "I remember some of the early things that were written about the show were like, ‘Oh this crazy premise! Maybe some of the things we’re doing now that are based in reality would have been crazy five years ago.”
- In Season 5, Younger confronts the passage of time by shifting the storytelling to a more mature phase
- How Darren Star's work on Sex and the City influenced Younger
- Younger cast reacts to the Season 5 premiere twist
- Hilary Duff teases that there are more jaw-droppers to come in Season 5
- "We wanted to start the season with a bang," says Star
- Sutton Foster hints that Younger could go on for many more years
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 10:48PM EDT
Cynthia Nixon releases Sex and the City-themed election merchandise on the day before the 20th anniversary
The limited-run merchandise contains the words: "I'm a Miranda and I'm voting for Cynthia"
Posted Wednesday 5/23/18 at 7:10PM EDT
E! to marathon every Sex and the City episode in honor of its 20th anniversary
The iconic HBO series debuted on June 6, 1998. But E!'s "binge-a-thon" kicks off on June 8, which happens to be National Best Friend Day.
Posted Sunday 5/13/18 at 2:39PM EDT
SNL mashes up The Handmaid's Tale and Sex and the City
Amy Schumer starred as Offred in the "Handmaid's in the City" sketch. "Let’s face it ladies — in 2018, a Handmaid’s Tale is basically our Sex and the City,” said a voiceover. “So whether you’re an Offred, or an Ofwarren, you’ll love Hulu’s new spinoff show, Handmaids in the City.” ALSO: Handmaid's Tale executive producer Warren Littlefield, who put Friends on air, was responsible for Friends connection.
Posted Sunday 5/13/18 at 2:39PM EDT
Sarah Jessica Parker: Sex and the City would be a lot different today -- it would likely be less white
Parker said recently that the HBO show -- which turns 20 next month -- is very much a product of its time. "There were no women of color . . . and there was no substantial conversation about the LGBTQ community," she says, adding: "You know, this city has changed – that was 20 years ago this June – this city has changed an enormous amount politically and economically and socially and I think it would be a different show, honestly."
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 5:09PM EDT
Read an excerpt from the Sex and the City retrospective book
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of books on the hit sitcoms Mary Tyler Moore and Seinfeld, is coming out with Sex and the City and Us: How Four Single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live, and Love on June 5.
Posted Friday 4/27/18 at 9:17PM EDT
Sarah Jessica Parker: I kept Cynthia Nixon's gubernatorial candidacy secret for a month
Parker waited to endorse her Sex and the City co-star, fueling rumors that she skeptical of Nixon's candidacy for New York governor. But Parker said Friday that she knew of her candidacy in advance: "She shared with me that she was going to announce about a month before. I was incredibly excited and proud of her. I think she’s already been good for the conversation."
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 10:40PM EDT
Sarah Jessica Parker says "there is no catfight" with Sex and the City co-star Kim Cattrall
"I’d just like to remind everybody that there is no catfight," the Divorce star tells Vulture. "I have never uttered an unkind, unsupportive, unfriendly word, so I would love to redefine it. I also want to remind everybody that there were four women on the set and I spent equal time with all of them, so this was not a set with two women who didn’t get along. I’ve always held Kim’s work in high regard and always appreciative of her contributions. If she chooses not to do the third movie, there’s not a lot I can do to change her mind and we must respect it. That’s the only thing I’ve ever said about it, you know?" ALSO: Parker launches a bridal collection.