Cynthia Nixon calls out 'Sex and the City' white feminism issues

Carly Mallenbaum
Cynthia Nixon, aka Miranda from "Sex and the City," can identify some issues with her show and its cast, 20 years later.

HBO's beloved series "Sex and the City" was groundbreaking in its day, showcasing women in their 30s and 40s who were single, sexual and stylish. But looking back on the show more than 20 years after it premiered, actress Cynthia Nixon can see that it also had "a lot of failings of the feminist movement in it."

At least that's how Nixon, aka Miranda, described the series in an interview with IndieWire.

In the chat, ahead of the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of her drama "Stray Dolls," Nixon said "SATC" featured women looking too "quote-unquote perfect" and acknowledged it took place "in a bit of a bubble."

"Of course it's a feminist show," she said, but "it's like white, moneyed ladies who are fighting for their empowerment." 

Nixon noted what hindsight has brought to light. “One of the hardest things for me...is looking back and seeing how much of it centered around money, right? And how, Steve, my (character’s) husband, was like the closest we got to a working class guy, you know? Never mind a working class woman, right?”

If there was a version of "Sex and the City" made today, Nixon says, "I certainly think we would not have all been white, God forbid."

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