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'Sex and the City' Will Live On Through New Book & TV Series!
by Jordan Cioppa
“To the next fifty!” [*clinks Cosmopolitans*]
…And the next fifty is exactly what Sex and the City author, Candace Bushnell, is exploring as she tells the stories of what love and dating looks like for a woman 50 years old and over in her latest book Is There Still Sex in the City?. And wait, it gets better. Thanks to Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, the book is set to be made into a television series! OMG. The new series will follow-up on Bushnell’s hugely successful book-turned-small screen phenomenon, Sex and the City, and pick up right where it left off, which is exploring the same topic of dating and friendships in New York City, except with an older generation of women. If you are like me and have seen nearly every episode of the "Sex and the City" series (which ran from 1998-2004 on HBO) and enjoyed nearly every second of it (except for Carrie’s Berger Phase, duh), then you are probably freaking out at this story, because I know I am!
In this new development, Bushnell is showing that 50 really is fabulous, despite what we have been lead to think throughout the years. We are going to see how women 50 and over are defying the stereotypes that come with being middle-aged and how they are handling everything from dating and relationships, all the way to divorce and bereavement…and everything in between. So, the question is, is there still sex in the city? Well, according to Nicole Clemens, the president of Paramount Television, yes. Yes, there is. After all, like we always say around here, it's not about age, it's about attitude!
It will be pretty hard to top the adventures of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda as they navigated through New York dating life, all while holding tight to the power of their iconic friendship, but if anyone can do it, it’s the mastermind behind it all herself, Candace Bushnell. This exciting news comes at the perfect time, as all SATC fans are still getting over the fact that there will no longer be a third movie. In my opinion, they should have stopped after the first because it wrapped up the entire series so beautifully and it was just so dang good.
I am beyond excited to see what creativity and charm Candace is bringing to the table in the next round of her take on love and life. We may have to wait a bit before the series premieres, but luckily, we will get to read all about this timeless topic when the book is released on August 6, 2019!
- Jordan Cioppa, YH Contributing Writer