PLATELL PEOPLE: They should have called it Old, Sexless And Woke in The City …
For millions of us fans of the original Sex And The City series, finally sitting down to watch the high-profile reboot 20 years later was like getting ready for the Second Coming.
But few had any idea of ââthe horror that was to come.
The girls we knew and loved – vivacious and fun Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) – always dress like they’re 30. But they were horribly transformed into a surgically enhanced harridan trio bemoaning missed opportunities and moaning that “this is what 55 is like.”
Most of us don’t.
We can get along, but overall we embrace our age and savor it. No mature woman I know has let herself go like Carrie and Co in this new series And Just Like That.
The plot includes Miranda incontinent and constantly desperate for the toilet. Damn, she’s in her early fifties, not her 80s!
Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon on the set of “And Just Like That …”, the follow-up series to “Sex and the City”
The big dilemma for Charlotte is what to do with her gray hair – should she keep dyeing it? should she use hair extensions? Go away, woman! Oh, and she struggles with the modern day (yawn) scenario of a girl wanting to dress like a boy.
Meanwhile, our heroine, once fiery feminist and former New York newspaper columnist Carrie, is on a podcast with a transgender host asking her if she’s ever indulged in public transport. Like you do.
And since the inevitable criticism that the original SATC had an all-white cast, we now have a host of black characters berating our daughters for their white privilege. It’s so tiring that the reboot should have been titled Sexless And Woke In The City.
Most depressing is that the women we loved and laughed at should end up being shallow, soulless – and all convinced they are old before their time.
The magic of the show was how he explored the friendship of a group of fiery, sexy and intelligent young women who were trying to find themselves and, of course, love. We understood them and, above all, identified with this or that character.
Twenty years later, we hoped that our magical heroines would be softened by wisdom and maturity. We wanted a window into the lives of real women who were a little more comfortable with themselves. We didn’t want the old crones trying to squeeze their bunions in Manolo Blahnik’s 6 inch heels.
The new show is miserable and depressing – and devoid of humor. Although – spoiler alert for those who haven’t watched the first two episodes – I had a good laugh when Carrie’s husband, Mr. Big, died of a heart attack in the shower.
No method needed to play there, he just remembered how it felt when he first read the script.
Was it genuine regret as Allegra Stratton resigned, sobbing on the steps of her Islington home (pictured) – or a candidacy by the ex-journalist Guardian for a job in her place on the Left Luvvie?
- Was it real regret when Allegra Stratton resigned, sobbing on the steps of her Islington home – or a candidacy by the ex-journalist Guardian for a job in her place on the Left Luvvie? As anyone in politics knows – and as Frankie Valli sang – big girls don’t cry.
- Foreign Ministry whistleblower Raphael Marshall said that during the fall of Kabul, orders were given for animal charity worker Pen Farthing and his dogs to be evacuated before Afghan translators, including some have since been assassinated by the Taliban. Operation Pet Rescue with its specially chartered dog flight makes even those who care for animals howl at injustice.
- Is there not a method in the madness of the PM? Just as the nation is rising up against him over the number 10 ‘breaking the rules’ Christmas party, he’s giving millions of workers a winning two-week Christmas vacation with his Plan B work-from-home diktat.
Jennifer Aniston has spoken for many other childless women in challenging those who say she put her career ahead of motherhood: âYou have no idea what’s going on with me personally or medically, why I don’t. can’t have children, âshe said. “It was really hurtful and just mean.” Yours, Jen. For my part, having spent many desperate years trying to conceive, I very happily would have given up my career in exchange for the chance to have a child in my arms.
Who knows if Ghislaine Maxwell was a victim or a vulture in Jeffrey Epstein’s evil empire?
I met her a long time ago – she was draped glamorously around the arm of her father, my then boss Robert Maxwell.
It’s no surprise that she ended up with sugar daddy Epstein, who provided her with the mansions and private jets she was used to.
Because the only thing Ghislaine is guilty of is an addiction to being a pampered princess.
Now 79 and unable to perform on stage due to Parkinson’s disease, comedy legend Billy Connolly recalls: “I never really had a ‘successful moment’ “, adding that he is still haunted by his impoverished childhood in Glasgow and being abused by his family.
Unfortunately, such traumas never go away. But Billy won it by making us laugh his whole life. His countless fans will never stop laughing at his wise advice, such as: “Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his stead.
“After that, who cares?” He’s a mile away and you have his shoes on!
Foolish Fergie claims she is “the most persecuted woman in royal history”. Divorced from Prince Andrew 25 years ago, but still living with him in his Â£ 15million Royal Lodge in Windsor. Still using the title Duchess of York for her mostly disastrous business ventures. It was surely misquoted. The most âparasiticâ, not âpersecutedâ?
What’s not to love about Wills and Kate’s Christmas card, a happy family photo with their kids?
Prince William is second to the throne, but happy to share his family with a grateful nation, while his brother Harry has yet to show photos of his two children.
Perhaps Harry is saving the precious photos for his book, an “intimate and heartfelt” memoir due to be released next year to coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Or maybe he just sent them to Oprah Winfrey.
When BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker was Strictly dismissed, he cried as he said of his’ amazing ‘dance partner, the sexy Nadiya Bychkova:’ There are people who come into your life and turn on the lights, and that’s what she did for me. ‘
So why won’t he be on the show’s 2022 live tour?
Maybe that’s because his wife for 20 years threatened to turn off his lights if he did.
When BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker was strictly rejected (left) he cried and called his sexy dance partner Nadiya Bychkova ‘amazing’. Miss Bychkova made a brave appearance (right) stunning in a strapless silk dress as she makes her final appearance in It Takes Two with her dance partner Dan Walker
The revelation that Geronimo the Alpaca was shot by government vets without having bovine tuberculosis is heartbreaking proof that we animal lovers always know what’s best for our pets .
When a vet told me that my moggie Ted’s ears should be cut off because they had minor tumors, I said, âOn my corpse.
A year later, Ted is happy, his ears a little askew, purring next to me as I write.
Owner Helen Macdonald with her aplaca Geronimo, who was sentenced to death and executed
Of his role as Phileas Fogg in the BBC adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 Days, David Tennant says he addresses the “alarming nature of the British Empire”. Also, let him explore “the racial and sexual politics of Victorian England”.
Crikey, this is just a silly story about an eccentric Englishman who bet in a gentleman’s club! And then Tennant woke up painfully and became a woman in the middle of the Atlantic?
“Whatever Boris’ faults are, he’s just become a dad again and Carrie has a new baby girl”
There is something horrible about the fact that former Prime Minister’s adviser Dominic Cummings said on a blog yesterday that Boris “was wrong” to be pregnant “and that marrying Carrie would lead to” disaster inevitable “because she wants to” control the country “through him.
Regardless of Boris’ failures, he’s just become a dad again and Carrie has a new baby girl.
I would say Barnard Castle’s Cummings is the “bad” one.