Sarah Jessica Parker Admits How ‘Tone Deaf’ ‘Sex And The City’ Was When It Came To Diversity

Most ’90s kids who grew up on certain media often look at the world through rose-colored glasses. What they don’t realize is that a lot of shows that were at their prime in the ’90s and even the early 2000s, like Sex And The City, were, well, kind of chock-full of racism.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sarah Jessica Parker called out the series and its lack of diversity.

Parker talked about the four white lead characters:

You couldn’t make it today because of the lack of diversity on screen. I personally think it would feel bizarre.

The third Sex and the City movie, long rumored to be on the horizon, has since been officially nixed. Parker says she doesn’t see much potential for the series to continue, or even to reboot.

Parker said:

It wouldn’t be a reboot as I understand it. If you came back and did six episodes, you’d have to acknowledge the city is not hospitable to those same ideas. You’d look like you were generationally removed from reality, but it would be certainly interesting to see four diverse women experiencing NYC their way. … It would be interesting and very worthwhile exploring, but it couldn’t be the same.

For its time, Sex And The City was a feminist trailblazer, but times have changed. And with Cynthia Nixon having moved on to politics, an ongoing feud between Parker and co-star Kim Cattrall, it’s clear that the times have left the four friends behind.

Maybe it’s time to move on from SATC.  Another new show is bound to crop up and give the world what it really needs, diversity included.

 H/T: The Hollywood Reporter, Mashable