The “Sex and the City” reboot “And Just Like That…” has enjoyed a lot of fanfare. The iconic show made a comeback geared towards an older audience. While you can find several think pieces highlighting that the show is trying to make up for insensitive shortcomings in the original, there is one place where the show is just not delivering for many fans: Sara Ramírez‘s Che Diaz.
Recently, social media debated over what exactly the creators of the show were after when bringing the character back to the show. For some on social media, Che Diaz is a caricature of a nonbinary queer person.
Fans of the show have taken to social media to share their frustration. Instead of investing in developing the character into a three-dimensional human, fans are calling out the show for making Diaz a palatable representation of nonbinary people to make “older white women” comfortable.
People are yearning for representation in television but that also means that the representation has to be authentic and empowering. Twitter users have not shied away from discussing how “annoying” they find them as a representation of nonbinary people.
The unfettered outcry from some has encouraged other nonbinary people on social media to come to their defense. Some AJLT fans are defending their representation on the show. One Twitter user pointed out that Che Diaz being a nonbinary character on such a major show could lead to more representation in the future.
The representation of marginalized communities has been lackluster for years. The conversation about Sara Ramírez’s Che Diaz dominating social media shows frustration on both sides of the argument about what qualifies as good representation.