Over its six seasons, the HBO comedy “Sex and the City” became a cultural landmark for its depiction of the strength of friendship among a group of New York women.
But that female camaraderie is a thing of the past, according to Sarah Jessica Parker.
Parker, probably the best-known star of the hit show, said the women that dominate culture today, including on reality TV, are “pretty unfriendly toward one another.”
Speaking in the April issue of British Harper’s Bazaar magazine, Parker described “Sex and the City” – which stopped airing on HBO exactly 10 years ago this week – as “a more innocent time.”
There have been numerous examples to bear out Parker’s conclusion.
Just this week on the “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” a brawl broke out while the show’s stars were on vacation.
Parker, who played the HBO show’s beloved Carrie Bradshaw, said women loved her character because she was “a deeply devoted friend, and I think women really respond to that kind of connection.”
Stacy Kaiser, a licensed psychotherapist, agreed that many of the female friends on TV today are cruel and unsupportive.
In the Harper’s interview, Parker, 48, added that she never wanted to be famous and doesn’t trade on her fame.
“I don’t read anything. I don’t Google myself. Good God, no! I have absolutely no constitution for that,” she said. ”I’m curious about everything, except what people have to say about me. It’s the random cruelty I really don’t understand. It’s not good for us. I don’t know, you know, how we go back in time to a better place.”