Meghan McCain joined the Sex And the City fans as Cynthia Nixon’s character recently faced backlashes from fans. She criticized And Just Like That saying “misguided, woke reboot of Sex and the City.” The cast is now speaking out in defense of the series.
Show stars Cynthia Nixon and Nicole Ari Parker expressed disagreement with McCain’s stance after the former The View cohost called out the Sex and the City reboot in her Daily Mail column in late December. McCain slammed the show’s “clumsy attempt to reformat into the woke and puritanical times we are living in”. McCain said that the show has become “too politically correct.”
McCain continued in her column “Carrie now plays the part of the cisgender woman on a podcast with younger co hosts. One of them is of course queer and nonbinary,” she added. Because it’s so boring and un evolved to be a straight white woman.”
Cynthia Nixon who plays Miranda Hobbes told Andy Cohen flatly on his Sirius XM show Saturday “I disagree.”
“Because people know it so well” she explained. “They have enshrined it in nostalgia”.
“But this is a show that has always pushed every kind of boundary. I think that that’s what’s so magnificent about the new show, about how many different directions we’re going with that and pushing boundaries and shaking people up”.
“And most importantly shaking the characters up we don’t want to see these characters comfortable. We want to see them out of their comfort zones”.
Cast newbie Nicole Ari Parker also isn’t buying what McCain’s selling.
“Comments like that say more about the person saying them, What’s too much? Maybe in your living room or when you step outside, it looks the same as inside, and you go to the grocery store and it’s the same. Maybe it is too much for you. For these characters in New York City, it’s not”.
And Just Like That is currently streaming on HBO Max. You can check it out and see who you agree with.