“It almost feels as if people don’t want us to be perfectly okay with where we are,” Sarah continued, “as if they almost enjoy us being pained by who we are today, whether we choose to age naturally and not look perfect, or whether you do something if that makes you feel better. I know what I look like. I have no choice. What am I going to do about it? Stop aging? Disappear?”
And Just Like That‘s showrunner Michael Patrick King, who was a producer and writer for SATC, echoed similar sentiments as Sarah.
“When we announced And Just Like That…, there were a lot of positive reactions, but one bitchy response online was people sharing pictures of the Golden Girls,” he told Vogue. “And I was like, ‘Wow, so it’s either you’re 35, or you’re retired and living in Florida. There’s a missing chapter here.'”
Cynthia Nixon, who is once again playing Miranda Hobbes, pointed out, “I like that we’re not trying to youthify the show. We’re not including, like, a 21-year-old niece.”