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‘And Just Like That’ Cast Slams Meghan McCain’s ‘Woke Reboot’ Claims

McCain called the HBO Max "Sex and the City" revival just "another victim of Hollywood trying to placate a specific audience and not the original one."

Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis on location for AND JUST LIKE THAT... Television Series Filming in NYC, , New York, NY July 20, 2021. Photo By: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection

“And Just Like That”

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And just like that, we have a debate on our hands.

Former “The View” co-host Meghan McCain wrote in her Daily Mail column that HBO Max’s “Sex and the City” revival series, “And Just Like That,” missed the mark when catering to original fans.

“For a start, so much of the original show, while groundbreaking at the time, hasn’t aged well in the way that many other shows of that era have,” McCain wrote. “So many of the promises of ‘Sex and the City’ turned out to be completely fictional and lacking any relation to reality…As I have gotten older, I have cringed at the messaging to so many young women and wished for more realism and nuance when it came to intimacy and relationships with men.”

Yet Michael Patrick King’s “​misguided, woke reboot” also left something to be desired for McCain.

“The problem with the new series is the clumsy attempt to reformat the show into the woke and puritanical times we are living in,” the conservative correspondent wrote. “I don’t know who to blame, the writers of the show or this particularly stupid and repressive time we are living in.”

The cast is now clapping back.

Nicole Ari Parker, who plays Charlotte’s confidante Lisa Todd Wexley, said on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM show that “comments like that say more about the person saying them,” referring to McCain.

“What’s too much? Maybe in your living room or when you step outside, it looks the same as inside, and you go to the grocery store and it’s the same,” Parker said. “Maybe it is too much for you. For these characters in New York City, it’s not.”

McCain also called out the “wokeness superficially shoved down your throat” to defend the status of “wealthy white liberal women ‘evolving’ into the political climate.” She also joked it’s “so boring and un-evolved to be a straight white woman,” before citing The New York Times’ review of the series, in which a critic called out the show for feeling “as if it speed-read How to Be an Antiracist in June of 2020.”

McCain added, “Wokeness kills everything and I am disappointed to tell you that ‘And Just Like That’ is another victim of Hollywood trying to placate a specific audience and not the original one, which made it a hit in the first place…The [new] supporting cast exhibits commendable racial and identity diversity, but we don’t learn much about their characters. It’s almost if they were written into the script to satisfy the PC censors.”

Cynthia Nixon, whose character Miranda begins an extramarital affair with non-binary comedian Che (Ramirez), added that fans “don’t want to see these characters comfortable” in the modern era.

“We want to see them out of their comfort zones,” Nixon said.

McCain responded to the “AJLT” cast clap back via Twitter.

“Honestly, I’m just entertained the cast of ‘and just like that’ took time to respond to my column,” McCain tweeted. “I continue to disagree and felt the reboot was a missed opportunity (as do many longtime fans) but that’s ok, and what’s so great about freedom of opinion in America!”

Previously, Nixon told Vogue that she was shocked by the “bizarre reaction” from “SATC” fans.

“I think people were looking for us to be a little more tame and benign, but that has never been our show,” Nixon said. “If you’re looking for ‘Sex and the City,’ you should watch the reruns. This is a new show for this moment, and for the moment in these original characters’ lives.”

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