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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has a black people problem and its name is June

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Dystopian fiction is by definition a showcase of the worst case scenario. To write it, creators must take horrible realities and stretch them to their logical, if pessimistic, conclusion. In a lot of ways The Handmaid’s Tale does dystopia fairly well — it draws upon modern misogyny, extremist pseudo-Christian ideology, and observable human rights abuses and imagines a world where all of society is governed by those terms. 

The problem with writing a dystopia is that worst case scenarios…

‘Pose’ Season 2 is TV’s most joyful celebration of life

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Pose’s first season was revolutionary television for a number of reasons. Its cast and creative team had a record-setting number of queer and trans people of color, and its fantastically glittering portrayal of New York’s ballroom scene served as the backdrop for stories that rarely, if ever, get told with any level of authenticity on television. 

In its second season, Pose is back with the continued stories of Blanca, Angel, Pray Tell, Elektra, and more — and it’s still must-see…

‘Pose’ Season 2 is TV’s most joyful celebration of life

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Pose’s first season was revolutionary television for a number of reasons. Its cast and creative team had a record-setting number of queer and trans people of color, and its fantastically glittering portrayal of New York’s ballroom scene served as the backdrop for stories that rarely, if ever, get told with any level of authenticity on television. 

In its second season, Pose is back with the continued stories of Blanca, Angel, Pray Tell, Elektra, and more — and it’s still must-see…

How do you solve a problem like Serena Joy on ‘Handmaid’s Tale’?

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In the Season 2 finale of The Handmaid’s Tale, Serena Joy Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski) did a good thing. Two good things, technically — she argued in front of the Commanders that women in Gilead should learn how to read, and she allowed June an opportunity to escape with baby Nichole. On a hypothetical moral scoreboard those are two points in Serena Joy’s favor, stacked up against the eight trillion negative points she accumulated when she masterminded, supported, and benefited from a…

Bradley Whitford on being the newest ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ baddie

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Since The Handmaid’s Tale began to broaden its scope beyond Margaret Atwood’s existing novel, the nefarious world of Gilead has grown ever wider and more threatening. 

That includes new characters in addition to new locations like the dreaded Colonies. Season 2 introduced Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence, an enigmatic architect of Gilead’s fabric who excuses Emily (Alexis Bledel) from the dreaded Ceremony and ultimately helps her escape to freedom in Canada.

In Season 3, June…

Bradley Whitford on being the newest ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ baddie

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Since The Handmaid’s Tale began to broaden its scope beyond Margaret Atwood’s existing novel, the nefarious world of Gilead has grown ever wider and more threatening. 

That includes new characters in addition to new locations like the dreaded Colonies. Season 2 introduced Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence, an enigmatic architect of Gilead’s fabric who excuses Emily (Alexis Bledel) from the dreaded Ceremony and ultimately helps her escape to freedom in Canada.

In Season 3, June…

Bradley Whitford on being the newest ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ baddie

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Since The Handmaid’s Tale began to broaden its scope beyond Margaret Atwood’s existing novel, the nefarious world of Gilead has grown ever wider and more threatening. 

That includes new characters in addition to new locations like the dreaded Colonies. Season 2 introduced Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence, an enigmatic architect of Gilead’s fabric who excuses Emily (Alexis Bledel) from the dreaded Ceremony and ultimately helps her escape to freedom in Canada.

In Season 3, June…

Connection found between political affiliation, belief in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ plausibility, survey shows

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The survey, conducted by Morning Consult and “The Hollywood Reporter,” found that 32 percent of liberal-leaning people found the show’s storyline to be grounded in truth and a reality that could come. By contrast, only 17 percent of conservative-leaning people believed this statement.

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Connection found between political affiliation, belief in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ plausibility, survey shows

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The survey, conducted by Morning Consult and “The Hollywood Reporter,” found that 32 percent of liberal-leaning people found the show’s storyline to be grounded in truth and a reality that could come. By contrast, only 17 percent of conservative-leaning people believed this statement.

Read here. Read more…

More about Mashable Video, Republicans, Democrats, Handmaids Tale, and Culture

Connection found between political affiliation, belief in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ plausibility, survey shows

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The survey, conducted by Morning Consult and “The Hollywood Reporter,” found that 32 percent of liberal-leaning people found the show’s storyline to be grounded in truth and a reality that could come. By contrast, only 17 percent of conservative-leaning people believed this statement.

Read here. Read more…

More about Mashable Video, Republicans, Democrats, Handmaids Tale, and Culture