We Should All Be Mirandas: Cynthia Nixon Running for Governor


Miranda Hobbes running for governor is the Sex & the City plot twist of our dreams. Now, it’s actually coming true. On Monday, March 19, actress Cynthia Nixon announced her candidacy for governor of New York, going head-to-head with current governor Andrew Cuomo.  In a video, which aired on Twitter, Nixon professed her love for New York, having been born and raised in the city. She goes on to address the areas where there needs to be change, like the subway system and the state’s drastic levels of economic inequality and poverty, one of the worst in the nation. 

Many of Nixon’s SATC co-stars have voiced their support for the actress. Kristin Davis, who played the hopeless romantic Charlotte, gave her support in an Instagram post and has already donated to the campaign. Nixon’s on-screen husband, actor David Eigenberg, offered his support as well, calling the actress a wonderful, smart, and “deeply ethical” person. Kim Cattrall—who played the promiscuous and uncensored Samantha Jones—simply stated in a tweet that she supports and respects “any former colleague’s right to make their own career choices.” Very Samantha of her to say. 

Following the 2016 election era, more celebrities have begun running for political office, including Nixon. Other celebrities include Kid Rock announcing his run for senator of Michigan, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson considering a presidential run for 2020 (if Oprah doesn’t beat him to it).  

Not everyone is happy with this current trend. In an interview with “The New York Post,” former New York City Council member Christine Quinn called Nixon an “unqualified lesbian”. This was in reference to the fact that Nixon voted for Bill de Blasio as mayor of New York instead of Quinn, considering herself a qualified lesbian. In classic sarcastic Miranda fashion, Nixon joked about the comment the next day in a tweet, where she said that she’s unqualified because she failed to get her certificate from the “Department of Lesbian Affairs” due to the heavy paperwork it involves. 

But contrary to some people’s opinions, Nixon has always been a very politically active member of society. She is a leading advocate for the LGBTQ+ community — if she wins, Nixon will be the first openly gay woman to hold the position of governor of New York — and longtime supporter of women’s reproductive rights and Planned Parenthood.   

Cynthia Nixon’s gubernatorial run may have bashed our hopes of a Sex and the City 3 movie (if the SJP/Kim Cattrall feud didn’t do that already), but her candidacy gives women a real-life role model, which is even better.