And Just Like That — We Need Samantha Jones Back

The Sex and the City reboot is good, but Kim Cattrall would’ve made it better [spoilers]

Simone Keelah Brathwaite

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As a 20-something, Sex and the City showed me an alternative path in life. One that allowed women to be feminine, flawed, and deeply connected to their friends — regardless of their marital status. I didn’t know it at the time, but the show would go on to serve me in more ways than one as I found myself single at 30-something.

So, while I didn’t ask for And Just Like That, the HBO reboot that premiered last week, I knew it would have something special to offer. How beautiful, I thought, it’ll be to show women living full lives well into their 50s. To provide us with a blueprint on aging that was less Golden Girls and more… fabulous (no offense to Betty White, of course).

Watching wasn’t without its challenges. Sex and the City was heralded back in the day for tackling topics that were once taboo. However, since premiering more than 20 years ago, we’ve grown increasingly more culturally astute and politically correct, which created a unique container for the writers to showcase modern dating and relationships while remaining true to characters. Enter: Miranda’s attempts to be a woke white woman. Brady and his girlfriend having cumbersome teenage sex. And Carrie aging…

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Simone Keelah Brathwaite

A self-proclaimed freedom chaser who writes about self-development, spirituality, relationships, & black folx thangs. Sign up for updates www.SimoneKeelah.com.