Since its inception in 1998, Sex and the City has been a classic of television – a sort of time cinematic capsule preserving the era's hopes, dreams, and ambitions. Through the four girlfriends, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, Sex and the City examined the zeitgeist of the early aughts, with its emphasis on luxury, glamour, and Manolo Blahnicks.
Did they lock 99.7% of all the black people out of New York City while filming Sex and the City? Banish them to the Bronx? Brooklyn? 🤔— ravenwilkinson (@ravenwilkinson)1510759432.0
[SATC] was a show that was simultaneously progressive and regressive, where people of color were either stereotypes or punchlines. Even when Samantha or Miranda — never Carrie or Charlotte — shared their bed with a Black or Latino suitor the lead characters’ empathy or curiosity never expanded beyond stereotypical observations whispered amongst their narrow, white social circles. New York was the main character on a show that featured only one type of New Yorker.
Guys I found them they were in this club the whole time #sexandthecity https://t.co/gcUx3j2I5m— ravenwilkinson (@ravenwilkinson)1510842832.0
Since we started this account, we’ve been trying to think of clever ways to address the problematic dialog in the series. But when we write ‘that’s racist’ in response to something, it may be true, but it’s not exactly comedy gold. So we thought that it would be much funnier if our viewpoints came from Charlotte instead. It’s unexpected, and our audience is desperate for it.
Even though Charlotte is not actually ‘woke,’ she’s so passionate about her beliefs that it’s easy to imagine her as a social justice warrior. If she took all of the energy that she put into her marriage with Trey and channeled it into a more worthwhile cause, she could save the world."