TV: The Handmaid's Tale.

Author:Brown, Elizabeth Nolan
Position::Television program review - Brief article
 
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When the new Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale--based on the beloved 1985 Margaret Atwood novel of the same name--debuted in April 2017, it was quickly cast by the pop-media as a cautionary tale of great relevance to the Donald Trump era. The story centers on "handmaid" Offred (Elisabeth Moss), a baby-bearing slave in the new fascist and patriarchal Republic of Gilead.

In this society, women are forcibly cast as wives, housekeepers, or handmaids; homosexuality is outlawed; surveillance is standard; God is the justification; and once-powerful women...

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