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Carrie Bradshaw?s ?Diwali? outfit fails to rewrite racist ?Sex and the City? past, fans say


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As viewers pointed out online, after excitedly mentioning saris several times, Carrie ended up donning an ornate blue and red lehenga.A critic said Seema herself is a type of character that almost never sees the light of day: a single, middle-aged and purely fabulous South Asian woman who still lies to her parents about who she’s dating and what she’s smoking.“She steals every scene that she’s in,” sociologist Nancy Wang Yuen, who specializes in race in film, said. I’m completely drawn into her story, and I want to know more.”But the storyline focuses on Seema contending with her parents’ desire to arrange her marriage — a stereotype often seen in white media portrayals of South Asian culture — along with her cousin being the doctor Carrie sees for her hip surgery.“And Just Like That” writers said the episode was meant to be a chance for audiences to get to know the new person, beyond just her friendship with Carrie.“To kind of poke behind the curtain and see her with her family is always a way to learn what’s behind that exterior,” writer and executive producer Elisa Zuritsky said in an episode of the “And Just Like That” writers’ podcast.Despite the shortfalls, it’s a contrast from how the show has treated nonwhite characters in the past, critics are pointing out.

As said here by Sakshi Venkatraman