Cynthia Nixon’s “Be A Lady” Video Captures The Endless Contradictions Tossed At Women Daily


Cynthia Nixon, the Sex and the City star who turned to politics have teamed up with Girls Girls Girls Magazine to create a video titled “Be a Lady, They Said!”, and we believe it’s a must-watch (if you’re a woman).

The video was released on Vimeo on Monday, and it has already been viewed more than 7 million times – and for the right reasons!
Nixon reads a poem written by Camille Rainville that explains the conflicting demands placed on women.

She brilliantly captured the near-impossible task that has been put on women to ever meet the standards placed on us by society, and you can (and should!) watch the video for yourself below.


Be a Lady They Said from Paul McLean on Vimeo.

“Just be a lady” – what does that even mean? Nixon’s intense audio-visual journey explains that it’s a phrase full of judgment, misogyny, contradiction, and juxtaposition, as there’s no way to “just be a lady”.