25th Anniversary of “Sex and the City” Celebrated With Reunions and Reflections
On June 6th, 1998, “Sex and the City” premiered on HBO, introducing viewers to the stylish lives of four New York City women. Now, 23 years later, the groundbreaking series is being celebrated with reunions, reflections, and tributes.
Sarah Jessica Parker, who played the iconic character of Carrie Bradshaw on the show, recently embraced her former co-stars Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon at an event marking the 25th anniversary. The Daily Mail reported that Parker described her colleagues as “family,” and that the three actresses are still close friends.
Meanwhile, The Guardian highlighted the enduring impact of “Sex and the City” on the lives of women who relate to its portrayal of single life in New York City. The article features quotes from fans who credit the show with inspiring them to be independent and confident.
Not all coverage of the show has been entirely positive, however. Vogue published an essay arguing that Carrie Bradshaw is at her best when she fails, embracing her flaws and imperfections instead of striving for perfection. And Yahoo Entertainment called out some of the “lies” the show perpetuated about life in New York City, including the idea that every New Yorker can afford designer clothes and expensive brunches.
Still, for many fans, “Sex and the City” remains a beloved cultural touchstone. As Go Fug Yourself noted, the show premiered on this day in 1998, and its legacy continues to influence fashion, media, and popular culture. As fans reflect on 25 years of the show’s impact, it’s clear that “Sex and the City” has left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape.