Even Jennifer Hudson, the first Black woman to play a major character when she appeared as Carrie's personal assistant Louise in 2008’s Sex and the City
film, was an underwhelming character that flew a little too close to Hollywood’s “magical negro” tropes. Her sole purpose was to fix Carrie’s life after heartbreak, and audiences learned very little about Louise outside of that. And now, the SATC
revival And Just Like That
on Binge is an over-correction for its past and a much-too-late attempt at inclusion. As a Black woman watching AJLT
, I can already tell this show will never treat Black women as fully-realised characters — complex, nuanced and valuable.