Posted 28 января 2022, 17:24

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"You'll have to apologize for a hooker definition!" Russian women are outraged by chauvinism in the HBO cult series

28 января 2022, 17:24
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The new episodes of the most popular series "Sex and the City" are united by the name "And just like that", which sound quite strange for the Russian ear. After the release of the long-awaited sequel, fans have been vigorously discussing inseparable girlfriends and sex 50+ for weeks now.

However, for Russian-speaking fans, all the ups and downs and collisions of the life of glamorous ladies suddenly faded into the background.

And here's the thing. In one of the new episodes, a dialogue took place between the heroine of Sarah Jessica Parker and real estate agent Sima, which touched Russian women.

Kerry looks out of the window and sees a young neighbor with a man at the porch, from their conversation, as they say, sparks with flirting. And then Kerry expresses surprise to Sima: where, in fact, this Lisette, at her age, found the money for an apartment in such a house. In response, the realtor grunts that, they say, it’s clear where from, the girl is clearly a Russian hooker (or, as they also translate, “escort girl”). And he clarifies: “a common thing in luxury real estate!”.

As a result, new hashtags appeared on the Web: #metooRussian and #metooRussianWoman, and someone even saw in this episode a provocation and a manifestation of the Cold War between the United States and Russia.

Фото: Instagram

Novye Izvestia ran through the social networks of the creators of the series and the actresses playing the main roles: the insult did not get away with them and did not go unnoticed - there is just a flurry of comments both in Russian and in English, from Russian speakers!

Here is what they write to the Sex and the City team (spelling and punctuation preserved):

- As our president said - whoever insults you with the bad language is of the same kind as is saying himself. Is it clear to you?

- It's them out of envy :) Does anyone watch this series with Hollywood pensioners?

- How ugly it is. Why was it necessary to specify the nationality without fail, was it really impossible to say simply “prostitute”? You should be very ashamed!

- I am so disappointed with the phrase about the "Russian hooker"... I can not understand how this could appear in a series that claims to be "tolerant"!

- Listen, you would try to blurt out something like that about "black prostitutes" or about lesbians! You would be immediately sued and thrown out of the cinema!

- Disappointed. From a woman activist, even if "in character", to hear indulgence in stereotypes that all Russian women are hookers. Apologies from these hypocrites, I think, do not wait?

- Such stereotypes about Russian women are unacceptable!

- You have revealed your true face! Then don't say again that you are engaged in upholding women's rights!

- On what basis in the continuation of "Sex and the City" - called Russian women hookers?! you didn't mess anything up? Are you completely insolent in your America? who allowed you to insult all Russian women?!

All-gender restrooms - уборные комнаты для всех категорий половой принадлежности.All-gender restrooms - уборные комнаты для всех категорий половой принадлежности.
All-gender restrooms - уборные комнаты для всех категорий половой принадлежности.
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In general, a super-tolerant series - even toilets for persons of "all gender" flicker in it (in the photo, Kerry enters the restroom, where she accidentally stumbles upon Mister Big's former lover, Natasha), demonstrates double standards and shows intolerance towards the whole people.

Под хэштегами #metoorussian и #metoorussianwoman выкладывают сотни постов с требованием извинений от продюсеров сериала.Под хэштегами #metoorussian и #metoorussianwoman выкладывают сотни постов с требованием извинений от продюсеров сериала.
Под хэштегами #metoorussian и #metoorussianwoman выкладывают сотни постов с требованием извинений от продюсеров сериала.
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And here is what the popular LJ blogger Lena Miro writes about this:

“Cynthia Nixon, longtime executive producer of the series, longtime women's rights activist, candidate for governor of New York. She drowns for tolerance, the rights of African Americans and LGBT people, calls on women for women's solidarity.

Фото: lena-miro.ru

Unity? Women's rights, you say? After probably standing for more than one hour under such a poster, Nixon considered it acceptable for herself to approve a dialogue based on an unfair, completely wrong, insulting stereotype that Russian women often earn extra money by prostitution. It's disgusting. This is hypocritical. This is creepy as hell.

They would try to call black women that way, lesbians or, say, Canadians. The show would have been banned immediately. Its creators and actresses would be kicked out of the profession, stripped of membership in all clubs and organizations, and forced to their knees to apologize.

And that would be right. It is unacceptable to call the women of an entire people - any people - prostitutes. The same Cynthia Nixon, along with Sarah Jessica Parker and the authors of the series, I think they understand this very well. However, understanding, they still went for it.

Probably, they decided that we, Russians, can be insulted, that they will not get anything for it.

Hurt? Instagram of the HBO platform on which the series was released. Instagram Cynthia Nixon. But the most effective, in my opinion, way to fight discrimination in the United States is to write in their media, and therefore - Instagram New York Times.

Well, as for the heroine of the series, whom Miranda mistook for a Russian prostitute, she turned out to be not a prostitute, but a successful designer. But not from Russia, but from California.”