A host of copycat TV shows appeared in the wake of Sex and the City, all hoping to achieve the same huge success as the hit TV series. But despite being similar in formula, the shows never took off. Now, SATC star Cynthia Nixon has revealed why.
"With something that is such a success, it's very hard to know what all went into us capturing that moment," the actress, who played Miranda, one of the main four characters, told The Guardian.
"We don't need another Sex and the City because we learned the lesson of the show: marriage isn't the be all and end all in women's minds any more, and woman are friends with each other in a way that rivals their romantic relationships."
Cynthia was referring to the relationships between Miranda, Carrie, Samantha and Charlotte in the HBO series.
She also revealed that despite the show wrapping in 2004, and the last film taking place in 2010, fans have far from forgotten the hit show.
"I was in Antwerp doing a film and I got accosted in a restaurant by some women out on a hen night," said Cynthia.
"They wanted to me to talk into their cameras and give them marriage advice. I was like, 'I'm having lunch now.' There has been no new Sex and the City material for so long but it just does still seem to keep going - I don't even understand how that works."
Earlier this year, Carrie Bradshaw character sparked a social media frenzy after hinting that Sex and the Ctiy 3 movie had been confirmed.
The mother-of-three teased fans with a photo on Instagram of herself, possibly reprising the role of Carrie Bradshaw, crossing a street in New York with fans behind a barrier snapping pictures of the star.
"Well. I guess the cat's out of the (little brown) bag," she captioned the image. "As usual, we will keep you posted on every detail as we are able. I'm under strict gag order until then. Xx, Sj."
She later logged back on to Instagram to explain that she was not talking about a Sex and the City movie – instead, she was announcing that her shoe line was going into Bloomingdales.
"Pinch me, I'm dreaming. After months and months of sworn secrecy, I can finally shout the news from the rooftop. Or even better, from the iconic @bloomingdales awning. Welcome to New York, @sjpcollection," she said.
"You're going to love it here. Finally, a permanent home in NYC. Ps. Forgive me for any previous misunderstandings. Twenty lashes with a wet noodle. Yours forever, Sj x," she wrote alongside a pic that shows her looking chic on the awning of the retailer's 59th Street location.