Cynthia Nixon is not Miranda Hobbes. Cynthia Nixon played Miranda Hobbes on the beloved HBO series Sex and the City, but that does not mean she shares all of the same qualities as her character or behaves in the same ways. Apparently, that’s how acting works.
That being said, I am about to directly relate Cynthia Nixon’s real life to her fictional on-screen persona.
On March 19, Nixon announced she would be running for governor of New York. With this in mind, here is what I think would happen if Miranda Hobbes ran for governor on Sex and the City. If you are not familiar with the late ’90s/early 2000s hit show, please go watch all six seasons as well as the first spinoff movie (you don’t have to watch the second movie, it’s terrible) and then come back.
Ready now? OK.
If Miranda ran for governor, it would likely span the entirety of a season. Miranda’s outfits will be almost exactly the same as in prior seasons — the usual pantsuit with an added campaign brooch.
Over brunch, Miranda will tell Samantha, Carrie and Charlotte that she’s vying for the Democratic Party nomination, and all the girls will be ecstatic, with the exception of Charlotte, who will feign excitement and avert her eyes. Charlotte has already given a large sum of money to a Republican candidate’s campaign, but that won’t be revealed for at least five more episodes.
Seated at her desk in only her underwear and a tank top, Carrie will decide that Miranda’s political activism is actually a coping strategy. Miranda has been unable to break things off with an undeserving boyfriend, and the campaign has proven a welcome distraction. As she takes a drag on a cigarette, Carrie will type into her 2000 MacBook, “I couldn’t help but wonder… is campaigning for Democratic nominee easier than campaigning for someone’s heart?”
Carrie will be in charge of choosing an outfit for Miranda to wear at her first rally. She will be given $400 in campaign money to spend on it. She will spend half of this money on the outfit and the other half on new shoes for herself because she just “couldn’t resist.”
Samantha will be in charge of public relations for the campaign, although all she will do is host huge benefits at expensive nightclubs and walk around telling people that she’s “in public relations.”
Arriving late to one of Miranda’s debates, Samantha will strike up a conversation with a handsome man in a suit and eventually take him home. The next morning, Samantha will realize that he is Miranda’s opponent. Samantha will steal his newest campaign speech off his desk on her way out, making sure to also leave her number, just in case he should forgive her and want to hook up again.
Almost every episode in this season will be titled with some sort of political pun, culminating in a finale in which Miranda loses to her sexist opponent, titled “Politics or Polidicks?”