Candace Bushnell spoke about "Sex and the City" in an interview with The Times of London.
Netflix will stream all six seasons of "SATC" in April, but Bushnell said she won't get royalties.
She blamed male executives who do business like a "Ponzi scheme."
Netflix will stream all six seasons of "Sex and the City," but its creator, Candace Bushnell, won't get a dime.
Bushnell shared her thoughts in an interview with The Times of London published Saturday. Her interview comes nearly two weeks after Variety and other outlets reported that "Sex and the City" would be available on Netflix in the United States and parts of Europe in April. Variety reported that Netflix signed the deal with Warner Bros. Discovery.
Bushnell told The Times of London that Netflix's deal — which could introduce the beloved characters to a new generation of viewers — won't "financially affect" her.
"All of these men who are in charge of things, they just keep moving these cards around to make money because every time they move the cards around somebody's skimming," Bushnell said. "The way men do business is a Ponzi scheme."
Bushnell's original "Sex and the City" novel was published in 1996 before the series premiered on HBO in 1998. The franchise became a pop culture phenomenon that spawned two movies and two spin-off series. The Times of London noted that Bushnell only received $100,000 for the screen rights to "Sex and the City."
"The percentage of women in the 1% who made their own money is about 3.5%, and that's shocking," Bushnell told The Times of London.
Representatives for Netflix did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.
This isn't the first time Bushnell has expressed discontent over choices surrounding "Sex and the City." In February 2022, Bushnell said she was startled by some of the creative decisions made in the series sequel, "And Just Like That."
"You know, it's a television product, done with Michael Patrick King and Sarah Jessica Parker, who have both worked with HBO a lot in the past," Bushnell told The New Yorker. HBO decided to put this franchise back into their hands for a variety of reasons, and this is what they came up with."
Bushnell is now performing a one-woman show called "True Tales of Sex, Success, and Sex and the City." The onstage memoir explores Bushnell's life and path to "Sex and the City."
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