Sex has lost its hold over the city, according to Candace Bushnell, the New York journalist who wrote the original book of Sex And The City.

The blonde journalist's latest novel, TRADING UP, has been optioned by TV network ABC, and will be turned into a new series that bosses are hoping can emulate the cult following of Sex and the City.

And 44-year-old Candace reckons her latest work has a good lesson to teach readers - that sex is no longer power.

She says, "The interesting thing about the book is it shows that using sex as a power over men doesn't really work anymore."

22/08/2003 13:16