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Clea DuVall Joins Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale For Juicy Season 2 Role

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.

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“Framing Strong Women” Explores the Masterful Craft of Emmy Winner The Handmaid’s Tale

"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."

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EMMYS 2017 Were All About Female-Fronted Stories and Women Making History!

The 2017 Emmy Awards were all about female-fronted stories, people of color getting their due recognition, and women making history!

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Anonymous Emmy Voter & Self-Described “Old White Guy” Shares Opinions We Could Have Done Without

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.

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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.

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Samira Wiley Proud of How The Handmaid’s Tale Addresses Race Without Being Racist

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.

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Depressingly Timely The Handmaid’s Tale Was the Big Winner at This Year’s TCA Awards

This weekend, the Television Critics Association hosted their annual awards ceremony, which attempts to honor the ever-growing mountain of peak TV.

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The Emoji Movie Ad Parodying The Handmaid’s Tale Is as Bizarre as It Is Offensive

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.

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Westworld Vs.The Handmaid’s Tale: What They Have In Common, and Who Should Win the Emmy

#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.

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The Handmaid’s Tale Needs to Fix Its Writers’ Room to Get Less Color Blind in Season 2

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.”

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The Handmaid’s Tale and the Fiction of Prediction

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.

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At Last, a Handmaid’s Tale Just For Men

"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."

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Why The Handmaid’s Tale Should End June’s Story

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.

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Moira Deserved Better in The Handmaid’s Tale’s Penultimate Episode

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.

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A Group of Handmaids Sat in Chilling Silent Protest of an Ohio Anti-Abortion Bill

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?

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The Sweetness of Gilead in The Handmaid’s Tale: Sugar Is Not Salvation

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.

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Things We Saw Today: Black Lives Matter Activists Bailed Moms Out of Jail for Mother’s Day

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.

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This Handmaid’s Tale Sketch Perfectly Illustrates How Privilege Works

Saturday Night Live's sketch about The Handmaid's Tale perfectly illustrates how privilege allows people to just "forget" about politics.

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Hulu Renews The Handmaid’s Tale For Season Two—Because There’s So Much More to Explore

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.

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It’s Scary That Playing “Republican or Handmaid’s Tale?” Is So Hard

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.

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