It seems the much loved HBO series, Sex and the City could be getting a follow-up! The Hollywood Reporter reports that Anonymous Content and Paramount Television and have gained rights to the author’s new book Is There Still Sex in the City?.
The book is due out on August 6th via Grove Atlantic and comes twenty years after the original collection of essays. Sex, love, and friendship in New York City, are themes that are revisited through the lens of women over 50 living in Manhattan.
— Sex and the City (@satcofficial) April 2, 2018
In a statement via CoS, Bushnell explained
“It didn’t used to be this way. At one time, fifty-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.”
Bushnell continues: “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 fifty- and sixty-something women look like today”
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— Sex and the City (@satcofficial) August 23, 2016
The television adaptation of the new book probably won’t be a direct sequel to the original Sex and the City. Considering the original hasn’t matured very well in a much more politically correct world, this is arguably no bad thing.
Nicole Clemens said in a statement of the new series:
“The original Sex and the City book and series served as a groundbreaking touchstone for an entire generation of women, myself included… We’re thrilled to be able to continue that conversation from the underrepresented point of view of women in their 50s and answer the question with, ‘Yes! There is more sex in the city!’”
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