Three Ways of Looking at Sex and the City
In this week’s New Yorker, TV critic Emily Nussbaum grapples with the cultural legacy of Sex and the City:
High-feminine instead of fetishistically masculine, glittery rather than gritty, and daring in its conception of character, “Sex and the City” was a brilliant and, in certain ways, radical show. It also originated the unacknowledged first female anti-hero on television: ladies and gentlemen, Carrie Bradshaw.
The piece spurred a number of responses including this one at The Hairpin and this one at Flavorwire. They’re all essential reading for anyone interested in the intersection of feminism, pop culture, and fictional narratives.