On Friday evening, The Emoji Movie’s Twitter account posted an image of one of the film’s many expressive characters dressed as a handmaid from the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale. Some three days later, the Tweet was deleted.
Drake appearing on the second season of hit Hulu TV series The Handmaid’s Tale just went from an impossibility literally no one had considered to a hard maybe, thanks to a recent conversation between novelists Junot Díaz and Margaret Atwood, published in the Boston Review.
In The Handmaid’s Tale, women who can still have babies are used as a resource, vessels to keep the endeavor of splinter nation Gilead going. Sadly, the TV series based on Margaret Atwood’s speculative fiction novel does very much the same thing with the bodies of people of color.
In its 10-episode first season, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale expanded far beyond the bleak dystopia first laid bare in Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name. (This post includes Handmaid’s Tale spoilers for the book and television show.)
One of the opening questions in Jeff Sessions’ hearing today was: does Jeff Sessions like Jason Bourne or James Bond movies? (He likes neither, but he does enjoy a good David Ignatius paperback, te-he; it was one of the few unequivocal truths we learned from that hearing). In any case, it was a setup for Republican…
If you’re watching Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale, nothing sends a chill down the spine like the visage of Elisabeth Moss, Alexis Bledel, or any number of Handmaids obscured by the “wings” of lily-white bonnets and bedecked in ominous, hooded red capes. (If you’re not, weeze a…
Chris Pine’s hosting duties on Saturday Night Live this week gave him plenty of opportunities to play to his wheelhouse of “Star Trek Captain” and “Fratty Douche,” but that persona got a little too real in a Handmaid’s Tale sketch written by Anna Drezen and Sudi Green.
On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed their version of the American Health Care Act, a bill to replace Obamacare with something that, among many other things, cracks down on women’s health and safety. There was one phrase that resonated a lot that day: “This sounds just like The Handmaid’s Tale.”
The Handmaid’s Tale is one of the finest dystopian novels ever written, and it is, inescapably and fundamentally, about women’s oppression under an ultra-conservative regime. The much-anticipated Hulu series based on the book doesn’t shy away from the original subject matter; it couldn’t, really, and remain the …
Hulu just dropped the first full trailer for its series adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, a streaming television event with truly creepy timing sure to give us all horrible nightmares—or rather, to provide an especially vivid variation on the nightmares we’re already having.
On Monday, the Texas Senate voted on a bill that would ban “dilation and evacuation” for second-trimester abortions, considered the safest and most commonly used method during that stage of a pregnancy. Up in the visitors gallery, silent protestors sat wearing red and white, dressed as characters from The Handmaid’s…
During the International Women’s Day strike, Margaret Atwood was working hard to share her thoughts about feminism.
With the first full length trailer for Hulu’s adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale debuting during Sunday night’s Super Bowl, Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel about a hyper-patriarchal society in which fertile woman are forced to be handmaids (i.e. sex slaves) to society’s elite has—like the the Republic of Gilead…
Hulu has released the first teaser trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale, the 10-episode adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel. In just 30 seconds, it says everything about what a beautiful nightmare this series will be.
The cast of the Hulu adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale is filling out nicely, with yet another streaming star donning the red robe and weird white hat.
Casting news for Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s feminist dystopian masterpiece, continues to trickle out to an eager public. Now we know that Yvonne Strahovski has snagged a leading role as Serena Joy, Commander Waterford’s wife.
Samira Wiley is Gilead-bound. Together with Elizabeth Moss, the cherished star from Orange Is the New Black will join the cast of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, adapted from Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel by the same name.
In February, 33-year-old Indiana resident Purvi Patel was found guilty of both feticide and child neglect after delivering a 24-week-old stillborn child at home and disposing of the body in a dumpster—an act that was discovered after she went to the hospital, bleeding, and the doctor discovered an umbilical cord.
"Anybody who writes a book is an optimist. First of all, they think they're going to finish it. Second, they think somebody's going to publish it. Third, they think somebody's going to read it." [CNN]