Since the reboot of Sex And The City debuted, And Just Like That has faced its fair share of critics.
One of the most vocal critics was Meghan McCain who tore strips off the show.
Now some of the stars of the show have hit back.
And Just Like That: “Wokeness kills everything”
In her column for the Daily Mail Meghan McCain did not hold back on her criticism of And Just Like That.
Front and center of her attack was her perception of the “woke” culture she believes now permeates the show.
She went on to label And Just Like That a “clumsy attempt to reformat … into the woke and puritanical times we are living in.”
The former co-host of The View went on to attack the show’s presentation of language and gender.
From Carrie’s placement as the “cisgender woman” to the presence of the non-binary narrative.
McCain was not happy.
“Now entire plotlines are dedicated to microaggressions” she ranted.
“Wokeness kills everything and I am disappointed to tell you that And Just Like That is another victim of Hollywood trying to placate a specific audience and not the original one,”
Now that the season has closed the stars of the show have had the chance to speak up.
New @DailyMail column:
And Just Like That… Sex in the City died of wokeness
(This made me VERY sad to write this) https://t.co/GRpJxpBQgh
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 10, 2021
“This is a show that has always pushed every kind of boundary”
During a recent interview with Andy Cohen on his show Sirius XM the stars got the chance to have their say.
Cohen took the chance to question Cynthia Nixon on whether she agreed And Just Like That was too politically correct.
“I disagree” she responded. “The show became so beloved.”
“I feel like people have watched it, and they know it so well, inside and out.”
“Because people know it so well, 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” she enthused.
“We don’t want to see these characters … comfortable. We want to see them out of their comfort zones.”
“What’s too much?”
Nicole Ari Parker plays Lisa Todd Wexley, one of the new women of colour featured in the reboot.
Parker was quick to respond to the criticism as well.
“What’s too much?” she said pointedly.
“Maybe in your living room or when you step outside, it looks the same as inside.”
“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.”
Kristin Davis, known for her role as Charlotte York-Goldenblatt also contributed to the discussion.
“I can’t think of another situation where someone has done that with a show” she replied.
“People don’t know how to think about it … It gives so much possibility and we are living in a different time.”
Season One of And Just Like That has finished, there has been no confirmation on Season two.
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