Why Sex and the City Author Candace Bushnell Is "Startled" By Reboot

During an interview with The New Yorker, author Candace Bushnell revealed that she wasn’t on board with a lot of the decisions made for the reboot of Sex and the City.

By Tamantha Gunn Feb 17, 2022 2:41 PMTags

And just like that—Candace Bushnell admitted she isn't feeling the woke direction of the Sex and the City reboot.
During a recent conversation with Jia Tolentino for The New Yorker, the real-life inspiration behind Carrie Bradshaw said she was "startled" by the decisions that were made in the show's revival to showcase the characters becoming more in tune with their privilege as white women. 

"You know, it's a television product, done with Michael Patrick King and Sarah Jessica Parker, who have both worked with HBO a lot in the past," the author said. "HBO decided to put this franchise back into their hands for a variety of reasons, and this is what they came up with."

Bushnell also explained why she didn't see herself in the show anymore. "I mean, Carrie Bradshaw ended up being a quirky woman who married a really rich guy," she told the publication. "And that's not my story, or any of my friends' stories. But TV has its own logic."

Burning Questions We Have About And Just Like That...

Though And Just Like That isn't working out the way Bushnell may have wanted it to, it might not be the last time she is able to tell her story on television. The 63-year-old told The New Yorker that she was down to join the Real Housewives franchise if given the opportunity. However, she said she doesn't feel like she has the "right energy."


"I'm not at all combative, and I also don't want to say negative things about other women," she said. "I'd be too nice and too mousy."

Someone get Andy Cohen on the line.