While the two Sex and the City films were extremely successful, those waiting to see yet another installment in the franchise may be quite let down, as the woman behind it all, Candace Bushnell, isn’t sure a third movie will be made.
“I mean, who knows? I mean, I think anything could happen. Would there be? I doubt it,” the 60-year-old exclusively told Closer Weekly at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Hot Pink Party on Wednesday, May 15. Candace is an author and a journalist whose column in the New York Observer eventually was adapted into the Sex and the City anthology — that was then turned into the highly-rated HBO series of the same name. The program starred Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon.
While it has been 20 years since the first episode of the comedy series debuted, some of the storylines still hold true today. “You know to me, and this is like the important thing, it’s like women’s experiences [are] so much deeper … they’re deep, they’re much deeper than skin deep experiences,” Candace explained.
“Being a woman, you go through these passages and one of them is a time when you’re looking, you’re like in between kind of college and starting a family. And for some that’s a short period of time, but increasingly for women it’s not, as a lot of women seem to find partners later in life,” she added.
“It didn’t used to be this way. At one time, 50-something meant the beginning of retirement; working less, spending more time on your hobbies, with your friends, who, like you, were sliding into a more leisurely lifestyle. In short, retirement age folks weren’t meant to do much of anything, but get older and a bit heavier,” Candace said of the project in a statement.
“They weren’t expected to exercise, start new business ventures, move to a different state, have casual sex with strangers and start all over again. But this is exactly what the lives of a lot of 50 and 60-something women look like today and I’m thrilled to be reflecting the rich complexity of their reality on the page and now on the screen,” she added.
Here’s hoping this can be enough to fill the Sex and the City void for all the fans!
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