The Handmaids Tale Spoilers Episode 1 Introduces Elisabeth Moss as Offred in Dystopian Society Alexis Bledel Hints
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27 Abril, 2017, 00:49
But, beginning this week, she will have a prominent role in the dystopian The Handmaid's Tale, a series made primarily by bringing to life a universe created by Margaret Atwood that feels strikingly prescient in today's political climates. But Moss, who also starred as Peggy Olsen in Mad Men, is not convinced The Handmaid's Tale is feminist. Members of the cast angered fans of the novel by downplaying its feminist angle during a preview of the first episode at New York's Tribeca Film Festival on Friday.
"It's not a feminist story". Moss was dismissive of the suggestion. I hope she breaks out of her icy exterior soon.
MARGARET ATWOOD: I think one of the things that's happened to them is, rights were won for them long ago, and they just took them for granted. It is impossible and unforgivable to say or think otherwise.
Moss, best known for her role as Peggy Olson in Mad Men, had raked up a storm when the actress said she "never meant to play Offred as a feminist", at its Tribeca Film Festival.
Miller: I'm not anxious.
And it appears the author agrees.
Her current state, where constant repression of mind, body, and soul naturally leads Offred to withdraw inside her own mind, where she is at least free to think as she pleases. Every character introduced within these hours has a moment of emotional or physical collapse, or a small glimmer of humanity that peeks out through the blank, bleak world they otherwise inhabit.
It is hard to understand, baffling even, to learn the cast behind a series that delivered such a strong feminist message seems reluctant to associate with the movement itself.
The word "feminist" has always been a lighting rod for unfair and untrue criticism from certain sections of the community.
"Canada has been escaped to many times", said Atwood. Say you are a feminist and you are man-hater, spreading misandry with your tiresome marches.
Before the full establishment of the totalitarian government and the Gilead (the name for the new United States), Moss' character and Moira were just friends who'd go on runs and enjoy a cup of coffee.
In the tale, a Christian fundamentalist group has overthrown the USA government and created a class of women called handmaids, who must bear children for prominent men because of declining birth rates from pollution and STDs. I think everyone's going to be able to take something away from it that is really resonate and probably a bit emotional, ' she told E!
With "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Hedgehog" complete, Brewer said she has a "couple of projects in the pipeline coming later this year".
"In April 2016, when Hulu first announced its plans to adapt the book into a television show, a Hillary Clinton presidency seemed forthcoming, and the novel's setting, in a near future misogynist theocracy, seemed to be at a nice, safe, strictly metaphorical distance", wrote Slate magazine TV critic Willa Paskin.
Don' let the bastards grind you down.
West coasters, you are quite the lucky lot because - unlike Netflix - Hulu uses Eastern Standard Time (EST) as the reference point to release their episodes. There's no NZ air date for the show yet.