#WokeCharlotte Is Here To Call Out Problematic Comments Said On 'Sex And The City'

"It's not just a phase."

It's been nearly 20 years since Sex and the City first aired and yet it's still hugely popular. The show inspired our wardrobes, showed us the value of female friendships, made us fall further in love with New York City, and reminded us how important it is to develop ourselves separately from our relationships.

But while the show may be iconic, it still has its problematic moments.

In season 3, for example, Carrie tells her friends that she doesn't believe bisexuality exists and it's just "a layover on the way to Gay Town." In the same season, Samantha uses a transphobic slur to describe her neighbor.


Some of these moments may not have seemed so out of place during the late '90s and early '00s when the show first aired, but we've made a lot of progress since then. (Although it should be noted that there is still a lot of work to be done in TV and film in order to properly represent racial and gender equality on screen.) Upon re-watch, some of the show's script is outdated and abhorrent.

To enlighten the Sex and the City characters, Chelsea Fairless and Lauren Garroni have created "Woke Charlotte." Fairless and Garroni are super fans of the show and run the "Every Outfit on Sex and the City" Instagram account. On the account, they've rewritten the script for Charlotte so that she responds to problematic comments from those around her by telling them their views on race, sexuality, gender, and more are wrong and discriminatory.

The meme has become so popular that Kristin Davis, the actress who played Charlotte, shared her approval

You can check out some examples of #WokeCharlotte below. You may just be inspired to become the Woke Charlotte in your friend group. 

(H/T: Refinery29)


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