“I couldn’t help but wonder… would Sex and the City be the same without the sex?”
HBO Max has announced that the iconic show, which followed the lives of four women in New York City, would be returning for a 10-episode series and production will start this year.
The new show, titled And Just Like That, is being billed as the “Next Chapter” of Sex and the City.
However, while stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis are all returning, Kim Cattrall is not, BBC News reports.
It’s a notable loss, as anyone who has ever watched the late ’90s/early 2000s cultural touchstone — or either of the two big screen continuations — knows there is a whole lot of sex on screen, and a vast majority of that sex was intertwined with the exploits of Cattrall’s Samantha Jones, the fearless sexual powerhouse who often served as the comic relief and necessary foil to headstrong protagonist Carrie Bradshaw, played by Parker.
Samantha’s larger-than-life personality and her catty or salacious one-liners were also part of what made the show a cult favorite among LGBTQ circles, as well as a story arc where she pursued a relationship with a woman, Maria, played by Sonia Braga.
Jennifer Coolidge has done it again! The beloved actress has added yet another trophy to her collection.
This time, it's a Screen Actors Guild Award for her outstanding performance in The White Lotus. Last night, Coolidge was gifted the prize for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her role in the hit HBO show's second season.
When accepting the award, Coolidge expressed her gratitude and acknowledged that this could be a pivotal moment in her career. "I just want to say," she continued before becoming emotional. "I want you all to know that I'm just so grateful. So grateful, because this could be it."
Superstar music producer Diplo has not exactly been shy about his sexuality and his openness to trying things people wouldn't expect of him, but he shared more than ever before in a new chat.
In a recent interview with Emily Ratajkowski on her podcast, Diplo opened up about his past romantic experiences.
As the conversation veered toward sex and sexuality, Diplo admitted that he has, in fact, had sexual experiences with men. He confessed, "I'm sure I've gotten a blowjob from a guy before," before adding, "For sure. 100%, yeah."
That's a major moment for Diplo, as it shows he's not just talking when he mentions his fluid sexual orientation or hints at past encounters. To openly admit to having sex with another man -- even in the manner he did -- is not something everyone would be comfortable doing.
I suppose it makes sense that as our country and world hurtle at breakneck speed toward an uncertain and scary future, as we attempt to make sense of the myriad fires raging around us as a society, one of the most critically acclaimed television dramas of the era has become popular for the perception that it rips off masks aplenty and says: the most powerful people in the world are terrible and they are to blame for all this and there’s nothing you can do about it, so you might as well sit back and enjoy the fireworks.
As the final season of Succession (★★★★★) premieres Sunday evening on HBO, it’s difficult to avoid retrospective comparisons with the other show about incredibly powerful people locking horns: Billions, which was released on Showtime in early 2016, about 17 months before Succession hit our television screens.
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