I couldn’t help but wonder… is the news of Sex and the City 3’s cancellation yet another sign of 2017’s widespread devastation, or is it actually a blessing in disguise? Is preserving the past more important than a cheap thrill in the future?
Regardless of how Carrie Bradshaw would handle this question in her inexplicably high-paying column, the third installment of the Sex and the City movie franchise has officially been cancelled.
“It’s over,” Sarah Jessica Parker told Extra on Thursday. “We’re not doing it.”
“I’m disappointed,” she continued, revealing that the script had already been written: “We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story. It’s not just disappointing that we don’t get to tell the story and have that experience, but more so for that audience that has been so vocal in wanting another movie.”
Daily Mail insists that the movie was scrapped because of actress Kim Cattrall’s “outrageous” demands, but the actress (who plays Samantha) is weary of this narrative.
“The only ‘DEMAND’ I ever made was that I didn’t want to do a 3rd film,” she tweeted. “That was back in 2016.”
As Glamour points out, it isn’t the first time the media has attempted to paint Cattrall as a high-maintenance, catty co-star. Rumors have been swirling that she used to be combative with SJP for years.
“[The rumor] used to really confound me and…upset me because we were a family,” she told Howard Stern in 2016. “And nobody ever questioned the relationships of the men on that show… Was every day perfect? Were people desperately, hopelessly in love with each other? No. But this is a family of people who needed each other, relied upon each other, and loved each other. This narrative – this ongoing catfight – used to really upset me.”
I couldn’t help but wonder… is this rumor deeply steeped in sexism?
Fans of the franchise may be disappointed by the cancellation news (imagine the designer ensembles we will be missing out on) but six seasons of the show and two movies ought to provide enough respite.
Time of death: 2010.