Sarah Jessica Parker Responds To Misogynistic Criticism Of Her Age Amid ‘Sex & the City’ Reboot
The Sex and the City revival series “And Just Like That…” is almost here on HBO Max, and fans are pretty excited. The series will follow Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) through ups and downs of life and love in New York City in their 50s.
But of course, there are always some critics who have some rude things to say. In this case, there’s been people who are commenting on how old 56-year-old Parker and the others look and questioning if the reboot was really necessary at their ages.
“There were a lot of positive reactions, but one bitchy response online was people sharing pictures of the Golden Girls,” said the show’s creator, Michael Patrick King. “And I was like, ‘Wow, so it’s either you’re 35, or you’re retired and living in Florida. There’s a missing chapter here.’”
Parker was pretty frustrated with not only the fact she was being ridiculed, but the fact that people are typically okay with men looking older—but never women. Isn’t that pretty sexist?
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“There’s so much misogynist chatter in response to us that would never. Happen. About. A. Man,” Parker said. “‘Gray hair gray hair gray hair. Does she have gray hair?’ I’m sitting with Andy Cohen and he has a full head of gray hair, and he’s exquisite. Why is it okay for him? I don’t know what to tell you people.”
Parker also vented about how when celebrities look anything less than perfect, it’s often frowned upon—but she’s not trying to be anything she isn’t. So really, what is she supposed to do with that?
“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,” she said. “I know what I look like. I have no choice. What am I going to do about it? Stop aging? Disappear?”
You know what? We think age really is just a number, and the crew looks awesome—and we can’t wait for the reboot to be here!
What about you—what ere your thoughts on a Sex and the City sequel? Do you think the cast is too old, or perfectly aged for the film?