'Sex and the City' Star Recoiled at Show's Embrace of Consumerism

'Sex and the City' Star Recoiled at Show's Embrace of Consumerism

The HBO series Sex and the City embraced not only casual sex but the glory of Manolo Blahnik shoes.

That materialism irked Cynthia Nixon, who co-starred as the sensible Miranda on the long-running show (and subsequent movie franchise).

The actress, known of late for her progressive politics and support of gay rights, told The New York Times the show’s unabashed consumerism didn’t sit well with her even if she agreed with the show’s message of female empowerment.

I remember when we screened the first movie in London, when Mr. Big shows Carrie that closet he’s built for her and the entire audience clapped. I found that devastating. Maybe that’s a strong word, but I was disheartened. Because I thought: ‘Is this what these women in the audience think true love is? A man who has enough money to buy you a walk-in closet?’


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