And Just Like That has been pretty cruel to Steve Brady.
The Sex and The City reboot is now seven episodes down and Miranda Hobbes’ adorable husband Steve has really drawn the short straw – he’s barely had any screen time while his wife has been diving head first into her sexual exploration, embarking on an affair with Carrie Bradshaw’s non-binary podcast host Che Diaz.
In the latest episode, Miranda even gave up half way through trying to revive their sex life as they turned up the heat in the kitchen.
Fans have been vocally unimpressed with how the writers have done Steve dirty with one tweeting: ‘This isn’t Miranda Hobbes anymore. This is just Cynthia Nixon playing herself. And Steve deserves better than this.’
Others have complained they just turned Steve into Miranda ‘bumbling and confused’ husband.
‘I hate how Miranda’s acting like she never cared for or loved Steve,’ fumed another.
Writer Elisa Zuritsky has now addressed the backlash, and insisted the creators don’t have some vendetta against Steve.
‘Everyone on the show, every single person, loves David Eigenberg as a human being,’ she explained to Vanity Fair.
‘We love him as an actor. We love Steve. We are really invested in the Steve-ness of him. He’s so full of life, and the Steves out there are good guys.’
Elisa suggested criticism of Miranda’s affair may be reflective of ‘a lopsided gender issue’, where viewers ‘feel angry at her and more protective of him.’
‘But Miranda’s journey is representing another reality out there, which a lot of people go through — the reevaluations and transitions in life,’ she shared.
‘Grown couples grow apart, and people come to epiphanies about what their spouse is or isn’t fulfilling for them. Miranda’s story was very representative of a certain path that a lot of women find themselves on.’
Miranda star Cynthia Nixon previously revealed she had several demands before signing up to And Just Like That, insisting the cast was more diverse than its predecessor which has been widely criticised for its lack of POC actors.
And Just Like That is available to stream on NOW.
Credit: Original article published here.