21 Times "Sex And The City" Got Away With Extremely Problematic Storylines...Like, These Are Ridiculous, Folks
"Men don't want a woman who's too self-sufficient." —Charlotte to Miranda
If you don't know by now, the new Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That..., has finally hit HBO Max.
The new series tackles a *lot* of new things about legendary characters Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte, but most importantly, it puts a focus on mindful writing and diversity (something the original series ignored for its entire run).
It's hard not to notice And Just Like That...'s obvious effort to be more inclusive, with its use of mindful language, new characters of color, and situations that were never featured in the original series (or movies). After years of backlash for its problematic plots and very white storytelling, the reboot is doing its best to "make up" for lost time, even though these old narratives still exist.
Evaluating problematic moments from Sex and the City is important because the hope is that these troubling narratives won't repeat themselves in the SATC universe, and in the TV/movie world as a whole.
So we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the most problematic moments from the Sex and the City universe. Here's what they had to say.
Warning: And Just Like That... spoilers ahead! 🚨
Warning: Some submissions include topics of sexual assault.
Note: Not all submissions were made by Community users.