Author Candace Bushnell reflects on how Sex And The City was revolutionary for women and angered men

‘A lot of guys were really threatened by it’: Sex And The City author Candace Bushnell reflects on why the show was ‘revolutionary’ – and how her tales of carefree single women angered men

She’s the real life Carrie Bradshaw who penned a worldwide phenomenon. 

Writing her first column since 1996, for Australia’s Stellar Magazine on Sunday, Sex And The City author Candace Bushnell reflected on how her stories were ‘revolutionary’ for ‘single, childless women’. 

Now 61, Candace revealed men felt ‘threatened’ when the television sensation Sex And The City came on air in 1998.  

Pictured: Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in the TV adaptation of Sex And The City

Open: Writing her first column since 1996, for Australia’s Stellar Magazine on Sunday, Sex And The City author Candace Bushnell (pictured right) reflected on how her stories were ‘revolutionary’ for ‘single, childless women’. Pictured left: Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in the TV adaptation of Sex And The City 

‘It was revolutionary to see single women – single, childless women, mind you – in their 30s, making their way in the world and having active sex lives,’ Candace said. 

She added: ‘Nowadays we wouldn’t blink, but back then in 1994, when I first started writing the column, people felt there was something wrong with these women.’

The former sex columnist went on to reveal there was a lot of male-dominated ‘criticism’ of the four independent women portrayed in her essays and later on-screen.   

'People felt there was something wrong with these women': Candace, 61, revealed men felt 'threatened' when Sex And The City came on air in 1998. Pictured: Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City The Movie in 2008

‘People felt there was something wrong with these women’: Candace, 61, revealed men felt ‘threatened’ when Sex And The City came on air in 1998. Pictured: Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City The Movie in 2008

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