Set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a country enclave known as The Village, Is There Still Sex in the City? gathers Bushnells signature short, sharp, satirical commentaries on the love and dating habits of middle-aged men and women as they continue to navigate the ever-modernizing world of relationships. Throughout, Bushnell documents 21st-century dating phenomena, such as the Unintended Cub Situation in which a sensible older woman suddenly becomes the love interest of a much younger man, the Mona Lisa Treatment – a vaginal restorative surgery often recommended to middle-aged women, and what its really like to go on Tinder dates as a 50-something divorcee. Bushnell also updates one of her most celebrated stories from Sex and the City, The Bicycle Boys, which is about a breed of New York men who are always trying to bring their bikes up to womens apartments. Once an anomaly, Bushnell charts their new ubiquity, in addition to where and how to do your own man-stalking via bicycle (and whether or not its worth it).
In Is There Still Sex in The City?, Bushnell looks at love and life from all angles – marriage and children, divorce and bereavement, and the very real pressures women face to maintain their youth and have it all. This is a pull-no-punches social commentary and an indispensable companion to one of the most revolutionary dating books of the 20th century.
Narrator: Julia Whelan
Duration: 6 hours 11 minutes
Released: 19 Jun 2008
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC