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Cynthia Nixon Claims That 'Sex and the City' Was A "White" and "Very Dated" Series

Cynthia Nixon Claims That 'Sex and the City' Was A "White" and "Very Dated" Series
September 16, 2020 - 19:45 / Sarah Schulz

In a series of recent interviews, actress Cynthia Nixon lamented the lack of diversity in the casting and stories of the popular series, Sex and the City. The actress who portrayed "Miranda" even claimed that the HBO series from the nineties is "outdated" for today's audiences. 

Apparently, not everyone has a good memory of Sex and the City. Cynthia Nixon, who played "Miranda Hobbes" in the HBO series, took advantage of the recent promotional campaign for her new project to publicly criticize in the series that brought her to fame. On different occasions, the 54-year-old actress spoke about the lack of diversity in the series, as well as how little interest the story had in characters who "were not rich." This is everything Cynthia Nixon said about Sex and the City.

Cynthia Nixon criticizes that Sex and the City was "very white"

In an interview with Radio Times, as part of the launch of her new series Ratched, Cynthia Nixon criticized the lack of diversity in Sex and the City and noted that the actors were aware of this.

Cynthia Nixon in a promotional image for the series 'Sex and the City'.

"There are things about Sex and the City that look very dated now; certainly how white it was. Even at the time, we were very aware of that. However, it was revolutionary in terms of the age of the characters. We were all over 30 when it started. And as it went on, we were quite a bit older than that," she commented.

During another interview, this time on the program Today, the activist/actress claimed that the series has not aged well thanks to its lack of ethnic diversity.

"Certainly the lack of racial and ethnic diversity is a big factor but also the lack of any characters who aren’t wealthy. Miranda was married to the one working-class person we ever saw on the show," she mentioned to journalist Al Rocker. 

Sex and the City: A revolutionary series for the main cast only

Although not everything is criticized in the HBO series starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, and Kristin Davis. According to Nixon, the series was also "revolutionary" in telling the story of liberated women in 1990s New York.

Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis at the presentation of the movie 'Sex and the City 2', in 2010.

The series was groundbreaking in the sense that it "showed how women are deeply interested in sex and really care about it; not just as a means to get a ring on their finger, but as a matter of personal interest and choice," explained the Tony winner to the Radio Times.

On whether she would like to return in a reboot of the series, Nixon closed by commenting that he preferred to focus on other projects.