Knowingly or not, she was quoting the movie Network , a dark satire of TV's corrupt command of America. In the opening scenes, a newsman goes rogue: "I want you to get up right now and go to the window," he commands the viewers at home. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore! Nixon's speech went on, "And now I've come to Albany to join my brothers and sisters here today and say: It's time for a change!
To some, Sex and the City was a television show about shallow, self-absorbed women, obsessed with shopping and sex. To others it was a socially relevant look at the changing roles and attitudes of single women in the Nineties. Unquestionably it was a successful series that in six years earned 50 Emmy nominations, including a win for Cynthia Nixon for her portrayal of the sarcastic and cynical lawyer Miranda Hobbes. For one thing, she shocked her friends and fans by leaving her boyfriend of 15 years and the father of her two children to move in with a woman.
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She reprised the role in the films Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2 Nixon made her Broadway debut in the revival of The Philadelphia Story. Nixon, Sr.