The “And Just Like That…” Official Teaser is Here, Along With The Accompanying Opinions by These Two Queens

Posted on November 12, 2021

Listen, we watched every episode of Sex and the City as it aired in real time, usually with a bunch of female friends, swilling Cosmopolitans, like the Gen X gay stereotypes we are. We named one of our cats after the most obscure SATC character; a character whose one appearance spawned about a dozen lines we still quote to each other to this day. Stanford was an early gay hero to us, and another character we continue to quote regularly. When Sarah Jessica Parker called us last year to talk about something we wrote about her and opened the conversation with a totally Carrie Bradshawesque “Gentlemen?” we have no shame in admitting we momentarily felt like we’d fallen into an episode of the show and swooned a little.

What we’re trying to say here is that there’s no point in us fronting on this one.

 

 

 

We are going to watch every episode. More thoughts below. Walk with us.

 

It can’t be a surprise that we’re all in on And Just Like That, given how much we’ve covered the shooting of this series. That’s not to say we can make any predictions about how good it is, but we’ll say this: this brief glimpse looks better than every second of the two movies in the franchise. Not coincidentally, there are more people of color in this 50-second montage than entire seasons of the show. The rumor is that Carrie’s a podcaster (hence the recording studio shot) and we’re going to pretend we inspired her. For all the talk about the absence of Samantha, we’re going to offer our hot take and suggest that Kim Cattrall did the show a huge favor by refusing to participate. There’s nothing at all wrong with women talking about their vigorous sex lives in their fifties and we honestly hope there’s plenty of that in the mix, but when you remove the person who initiated 90% of those conversations, it forces the writers to consider new ways of interacting and new characters to introduce. We can already sense the different tone and we want to see how they pull it off. It never bothered us to hear that Samantha moved away and the ladies lost touch with her. It’s really not that uncommon for people in middle age to lose touch of each other, no matter how intense their bonds were in their youth.

So, yes. We’re in. We want to see if these characters have anything to say in a more modern, more accurate portrayal of New York than the fairy tale version of the ’90s. We want to see if they’re any better about interacting with people who aren’t white cis heterosexuals. We want to see if they can talk about their aging, regrets and fears with the same hilarious honesty as when they talked about blowjobs, anal sex and expensive shoes. And we want to see the clothes, of course.

 

The ten-episode Max Original series AND JUST LIKE THAT…, from executive producer Michael Patrick King, will debut with two episodes on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9 on HBO Max. The following eight episodes will premiere weekly on subsequent Thursdays.

Logline: The Max Original AND JUST LIKE THAT…, the new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series “Sex and the City,” from executive producer Michael Patrick King, follows “Carrie” (Sarah Jessica Parker), “Miranda” (Cynthia Nixon) and “Charlotte” (Kristin Davis) as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.

The series also includes previously announced cast members Sara Ramírez, Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman, Chris Noth, Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg, Willie Garson, and Evan Handler.

Credits: Executive producers Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Julie Rottenberg, Elisa Zuritsky, John Melfi and Michael Patrick King. Writers include King, Samantha Irby, Rachna Fruchbom, Keli Goff, Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky. The HBO series “Sex and the City” was created by Darren Star and based on the book “Sex and the City” by Candace Bushnell.

 

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