Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell ‘angry’ she didn’t make money from HBO adaptation

Candace Bushnell has said she feels “angry” that she did not make money from Sex and the City.

Bushnell wrote the Sex and the City column for The New York Observer, which was adapted by HBO into the hit series of the same name.

The series – which starred Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw – was hugely successful, running for six seasons from 1998 to 2004. The franchise also spawned two films, released in 2008 and 2010.

Bushnell spoke about her column and the series during a recent appearance on Meghan Markle’s Archetypes podcast.

“Everybody thinks that my life changed? It did not. I did not make a tonne of money from Sex and the City,” she said.

When asked how that makes her feel, Bushnell replied: “Angry. It makes me feel angry. And that’s one of the realities. The fact of the matter is, I’m fine, I’m OK, I’m doing OK, so I just keep working.”

Elsewhere on the podcast, Bushnell said that “women’s real sexuality looks a lot like Samantha Jones”.

Samantha is the sexually outspoken character in Sex and the City played by Kim Cattrall.

A lonely singleton often found tapping away at their keyboard while living in an artificial metropolis… and Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw

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Exploring women who “live outside the box”, the 63-year-old said: “My question is always: What is women’s real sexuality when you take away the ‘I am dependent on a man’ aspect?

“What if women had their own money, and they had their own power? What does their sexuality look like? It looks a lot like Samantha Jones.”

Sex and the City returned last year with the HBO sequel series And Just Like That…

The majority of the central cast returned for the revival with the exception of Kim Cattrall as Samantha.

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