"What is necessarily wholesome about being a 30-year-old woman living in New York City, as the plot line to the Lizzie McGuire revival mentioned?" Kristen Lopez says of the controversy over Disney+ firing creator Terri Minsky because the revival series was too adult. "An updated Lizzie is a chance for Disney to maintain some honesty in a beloved character, one who could still resonate with the aged-up audience interested in the show. Television has presented that era of womanhood as a time filled with high fashion and endless romance (a la Sex in the City). These shows were also unrealistic, but they at least emphasized that being an adult woman meant having a job, contemplating children, and, yes, being a sexual figure. (Hilary) Duff’s Lizzie McGuire doesn’t have to jump from guy to guy every episode (or from woman to woman for that matter). In fact, there could be just as much exploration about Lizzie’s desire to be alone and her own woman and how that doesn’t jibe with how movies and television have dictated where a woman Lizzie’s age should be in her relationships. But to ignore these issues is to contain women, once again, in a safe Tupperware version of femininity. In this situation, nostalgia becomes a prison by which to hold women to outdated standards of who they should be, not who they are. Or, more likely, who they never were."