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”.