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The sequel to 'Sex and the City' portrays growing older as glamorous. But some women disagree

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Laurie Notaro
Laurie Notaro

“Sex and the City" was a highly successful show on HBO from 1998 to 2004, which then hit the big screen for a pair of films in 2008 and 2010.

More than a decade after that, three of the four stars are back for “And Just Like That ...,” a series on HBO Max that finds the characters navigating life in their 50s, while the original show explored dating life and friendship for women in their 30s.

The new program's reception has been extremely mixed — maybe in part because it doesn't ring true, at least it doesn't for humorist and best-selling author Laurie Notaro, who happens to be a woman in her 50s.

The Show spoke with Notaro to learn how her experience, and the portrayal of other middle-aged women, compares to what's portrayed in the new show.

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