Why Can the Film Sex and the City Be Considered a Post-Feminist Movie?

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Why can the film Sex and the City (2008) be considered a "post-feminist" movie?

To answer the question why the film Sex and the City can be considered a “post – feminist” movie you first have to define what “post- feminism” actually is.

According to Joke Hermes, post –feminism “may mean the loss of a political agenda, or the foundation for a new one, where it signposts the overcoming of unproductive old distinctions between feminist and feminine (Mosley and Read 2002).”[1] She also claims that “Post – feminist television heroines can be recognized by their economic independence while employed in a respectable profession, by their provocative clothing styles and by the acceptance of their choices and lifestyle by their friends.”[2]
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Samantha, for example, injects botox on a regular basis and they all have to work out and take care for their bodies to keep in shape.

So all in all I can say that the Sex and the City film is a post – feminist movie.

Sources movie Sex and the City watched during the lecture
Hermes, Joke. “ ‘Ally McBeal, ‚Sex and the City‘, and the Tragic Success of Feminism.“ Feminism in Popular Culture. Ed. Joanne Hollows and Rachel Moseley. Oxford: berg, 2006. 79 - 80.

Hermes, Joke. “ ‘Ally McBeal, ‚Sex and the City‘, and the Tragic Success of Feminism.“ Feminism in Popular Culture. Ed. Joanne Hollows and Rachel Moseley. Oxford: berg, 2006. 79 - 80.
Gamle, Sarah. “Postfeminism.” Critical Dictionary of Feminism and Postfeminism. Ed Sarah Gamble. Abington: 2000. 51.
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[1] Hermes, Joke. “ ‘Ally McBeal, ‚Sex and the City‘, and the Tragic Success of Feminism.“ Feminism in Popular Culture. Ed. Joanne Hollows and Rachel Moseley. Oxford: berg, 2006. 79 - 80.

[2] Hermes, Joke. “ ‘Ally McBeal, ‚Sex and the City‘, and the Tragic Success

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