Pinterest Candace Bushnell, the author of the book Sex and the City on which the television series of the same name is based. How does that read to you now? I find it, like many New Yorkers, just confounding and astounding. Years ago, a friend of mine was doing some project with him and I happened to meet up with her.
What do you think? This is never going to happen. If you read between the lines, you could see him making a bid for president. And other people who thought he was great. But he was always polarizing. Do you think if the show or column existed now it would have to address politics more overtly?
I actually think the characters would be involved in politics in some way. I think Miranda would probably be marching for human rights and the show would address it in a bigger way.
But at the time, in , everything was on a big upturn. The housing market was coming back, the stock market was going up. I think people worried a bit less. You had to be to survive. It was a little more jocular, I suppose. There was really a proliferation of shows that turned away from feminism and towards the idea, once again, of marriage as the ultimate goal.
Love me Tinder — tales from the frontline of modern dating Read more In what ways has the city changed, and dating in the city more specifically, over the last 20 years? Twenty years ago, Harvey Weinstein was starting Miramax and it was the biggest, most exciting thing. And I was really shocked by how unromantic Tinder is. But Tinder has pushed us up against a very harsh reality and I think younger people see themselves as commodities in the dating world.
And I have to say, that never crossed our minds 20 years ago, the idea of having to make myself more attractive on my profile, this whole idea of marketing oneself.