One of the great things about The Handmaid's Tale having a second season is that, in addition to expanding on the story told in the novel (Season 1 ends with the end of the book), there's a greater opportunity for more awesome, female performers to get involved. In the first announcement of new casting for the upcoming season, we hear that Clea DuVall is joining this cast of badass women for Season 2.Read More
"Framing Strong Women" refers to the show as "a masterclass in using audiovisual techniques like framing, color, music, flashbacks and voiceover to express what characters are thinking and feeling."Read More
The 2017 Emmy Awards were all about female-fronted stories, people of color getting their due recognition, and women making history!Read More
These are just his opinions. He's entitled to them. But his opinions also influence the outcome of these awards, which in turn has a strong impact on the future of those shows, the salaries and future opportunities of the casts and creative teams, and television trends in general.Read More
Learn How The Handmaid’s Tale Uses Shallow Focus to Create Its World of Intimate, Claustrophobic Oppression
In this video, The Nerdwriter (Evan Puschak) looks at how Emmy-nominated director Reed Morano "created an extremely concentrated aesthetic, one that is beautiful and terrifying at the same time" for The Handmaid's Tale.Read More
One of the most intriguing characters on Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale (aside from Elizabeth Moss' June, of course) is June's best friend Moira, played beautifully by Samira Wiley, who initially stole our hearts as Poussey on Orange Is the New Black. In a recent interview, she discussed why she loves Moira (as created for the show) so much, and what she thinks of the show's handling of race.Read More
This weekend, the Television Critics Association hosted their annual awards ceremony, which attempts to honor the ever-growing mountain of peak TV.Read More
An emoji gleefully donning a handmaid's red uniform with the text "The Emoji's Tale" and a caption reading "Blessed be the emoji. #EmojiMovie :D" with a link to purchase tickets.Read More
#TeamSciFi Vs. #TeamDystopia
After the Emmy Nominations were announced earlier this morning, I posted this status on my Facebook page: "If Westworld doesn't win every Emmy it was nominated for, I quit." A friend of mine posted "Girl, it's up against The Handmaid's Tale in some cases. Nope." And so, a conflict was born.Read More
After criticism against the color blindness of Margaret Atwood's dystopian world in Hulu’s The Handmaid's Tale, Bruce Miller vowed to engage in a more nuanced treatment of women of color for season two, according to Inverse. Having heeded the conversations in social media, Miller declared, “We’re up for the challenge.”Read More
Margaret Atwood didn’t stamp a foundation date on the Republic of Gilead. Is a room full of older white men determining that rape should be classed as a pre-existing condition for health insurance purposes really so different from declaring that there must be some form of punishment for women who have abortions, as in The Handmaid’s Tale? What’s the expiry date on a terrifying futuristic vision? Clearly, three decades is not enough.Read More
"They ruined Ghostbusters, and we didn't wake up then either."
Bless everything about this pitch-perfect Funny or Die parody of The Handmaid's Tale TV adaptation, which stars "Manfred."Read More
Let another woman have the spotlight.
The prospect of another season is the showrunner's opportunity to explore dynamics beyond the scope of a white woman’s window and perhaps switch to another anchor-point protagonist.Read More
Did The Handmaid’s Tale just victim-blame a survivor like Moira?
As The Handmaid's Tale concludes its first season, I had qualms with how the writers and director treated Moira in the last episode.Read More
Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.
What clearer, more timely visual than these women from an all-too-realistic dystopia in which reproductive rights are a thing of the past?Read More
When sugar is wielded as a tool of faux-compassion to oppress.
The gratification of sugar is short-term and ephemeral on the taste buds. Handmaids do not need sweets. They need solutions.Read More
On Mother's Day, a lot of parents and children just want one thing: to be together as a family. However, for mothers who've been arrested and can't afford bail, this often isn't a possibility. Mama's Bail Out Day helped to reunite some of those moms with their families in time for this weekend's holiday.Read More
Saturday Night Live's sketch about The Handmaid's Tale perfectly illustrates how privilege allows people to just "forget" about politics.Read More
There was some wonderful news out of Hulu's NewFronts presentation earlier today, namely that its most successful original series, The Handmaid's Tale, has already been renewed for a second season.Read More
It's hard to traverse the Internet lately without tripping over articles on how Hulu's Handmaid's Tale adaptation seems eerily relevant these days, but pointing that out is only one way to put things into frightening perspective. Another, as demonstrated in this Refinery29 video from Samantha Bee's Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner is to have people try to tell the difference between our actual reality and dystopian fiction.Read More