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‘And Just Like That’

Cynthia Nixon as Miranda, Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie and Kristin Davis as Charlotte. / Courtesy of HBO.

By Andrea Rouda

SOCIAL MEDIA is not reacting kindly to the coming TV show “And Just Like That,” a new take on the wildly popular hit series “Sex and the City” that ran from 1998 to 2004.

Set to appear on HBO-Max this December, the 10-episode revival will feature three of the four stars—sexy Samantha (Kim Cattrall) will not be returning—who are all now in their fifties. The fact that there are some gray hairs in evidence is freaking many people out. Rude and crude comments online range from distasteful to disgraceful, with one-time fans of the original show fairly shrieking that nobody cares about old ladies! 

In an article in the December issue of Vogue, Sarah Jessica Parker spoke out against the criticism:

“Everyone has something to say. ‘She has too many wrinkles, she doesn’t have enough wrinkles.’ It almost feels as if people don’t want us to be perfectly okay with where we are, as if they almost enjoy us being  pained by who we are today, whether we choose to age naturally and not look perfect, or whether you do something if that makes you feel better. I know what I look like. I have no choice. What am I going to do about it? Stop aging? Disappear?”

Listen up people, circa 2021, healthy women live well into their 70s, 80s and 90s, many enjoying happy, full lives. Lots of them still like having sex. So stop the chatter about how old people are creepy and get yourself ready for the distant day fast approaching when you are one yourself, you should live that long.

—Andrea Rouda blogs at The Daily Droid



2 thoughts on “‘And Just Like That’

  1. Claudia says:

    I conquer! Being 60 years myself, at times I feel irrelevant. Grrrr Looking forward to the new series.

  2. cynthia tilson says:

    Andrea!

    Hear, hear, and three cheers! So looking forward to this glorious romp-com with three inspiring actresses portraying what lives well lived can resemble in that last third of our lives.

    Well said!

    C

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