Author Candace Bushnell answers the question, 'Is there still sex in the city?'

The author, whose column was the inspiration behind the show "Sex and the City," opens up about her new book, live on "GMA."
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Transcript for Author Candace Bushnell answers the question, 'Is there still sex in the city?'
We are back now with Candace Bushnell. She is the writer and creative force behind the hit series "Sex and the city" and now she's got a new book out called "Is there still sex in the city? It's loosely based on her life and follows a group of middle-aged women navigating the modern dating world. Candace, thank you so much for joining us. Thank you. And -- It's so exciting to be here. It's exciting to have you. We're all big fans of "Sex and the city." Thank you. I've seen it. Yeah. But it's been almost 25 years since you wrote that. So I'm just curious if you were to write about Carrie Bradshaw today in the 2019 world, what would that look like? Well, she would definitely be on Instagram. And would probably do everything on Instagram and people always ask me this question and I realized it's actually such a good idea that I think I may have to create a totally new character who really is 25 in this day and age and follow their dating escapades because it's really different which is one of the things -- of the big things I discovered in writing "Is there still sex in the city? Dating and mating rituals have really changed. Absolutely and if anybody can write about it it definitely would be you. I'm just curious, are you surprised that almost 25 years later it still resonates with people the way it does? Well, I'm thrilled and I think one of the reasons why it resonates is because "Sex and the city" is really about a particular passage in women's lives. A lot of women really feel like I had those "Sex and the city" years and then what happens, of course, is many women who have the "Sex and the city" years end up having a family, they find their Mr. Big or their Mr. Aidan and they have children and then is there still sex in the city is what happens after the happily ever after because the fact is, life goes on. So is there still sex in the city is a new cast of characters and it's really following this new passage when they are single again in their mid-50s as many women unexpectedly find themselves as I did myself and they have to navigate many things. It's not just dating, but, you know, they might move, they start a new career, all kinds of things so it's a time of loss but also reinvention. These characters are loosely based off of your life and I want to ask you this question. You pose it. Is there still sex in the city? What's the answer? The answer is yes but less. I know. Yes, but less but actually for everyone, I mean maybe a little bit less for middle-aged people because they're middle-aged but compared, though, I know, there are people who are like, no, I'm still having a ton of sex. But younger people -- young people are having less sex. That's what is actually extraordinary. That's what Instagram will do to you. All right, Candace, thank you. Or tinder. Or tinder. Thank you so much, Candace for being here. "Is there still sex in the city? It is out now and you can read an excerpt on our website. You know what, you guys, you don't have to wait for that because everybody here in our audience are going home with a copy for yourselves.

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