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Archive for the ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Category
C. May 14, 2017 0 Comments

Alexis attended a screening for her hit show “The Handmaid’s Tale” hosted by 92Y along with her cast members. Photos of her during the event have been added to our gallery.

C. May 06, 2017 0 Comments

HD screen captures from the first episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale” have been added to our gallery. Enjoy!

C. May 05, 2017 0 Comments

Alexis attended the Hulu Upfront Brunch earlier this week to promote her show “The Handmaid’s Tale”. Photos of her during the event have been added to our gallery.

C. May 03, 2017 0 Comments

Great news, Variety is reporting that “The Handmaid’s Tale” has been renewed for a second season!

Just one week after its debut, Hulu has renewed “The Handmaid’s Tale” for a second season, Variety has learned. Season 2 will premiere in 2018.

The renewal will be announced Wednesday at Hulu’s Upfront presentation.

According to Hulu, which did not release numbers, “The Handmaid’s Tale” has been watched by more Hulu viewers than any other series premiere on the platform, considering both original and acquired series.

Aside from viewership success, the show has received widespread critical acclaim, with Variety‘s awards editor Kristopher Tapley penning a recent column about the series titled, “Does Hulu Finally Have A Serious Emmy Contender?” Variety TV critic Sonia Saraiya called the drama “a worthy, heartbreaking adaptation of the text, anchored by strong performances and profound visual grammar” in her review.

Based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name, “The Handmaid’s Tale” follows the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Elisabeth Moss stars alongside Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Down, O.T. Fagbenle, Max Minghella, and Samira Wiley.

“The response we’ve seen to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ in just one week since its premiere has been absolutely incredible. It has been an honor to work with this talented team of cast and creators to develop a series that has struck such a chord with audiences across the country,” said Craig Erwich, Hulu’s SVP and head of content. “As we continue to expand our strong slate of original programming, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is exactly the type of gripping and thought-provoking storytelling we want to bring to viewers. We can’t wait to explore the world of Gilead and continue Margaret’s vision with another season on Hulu.”

“Handmaid’s Tale” is created, executive produced, and written by Bruce Miller. Warren Littlefield serves as executive producer and Atwood is a consulting producer on the series. MGM Television produces.

C. April 28, 2017 0 Comments

The following interview contains spoiler from the first episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale”.

Alexis and her co-star Samira Wiley sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss the LGBTQ Treatment in the first episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale”

[This story contains spoilers from the first three episodes of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, “Offred,” “Birth Day” and “Late.”]

Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which launched its first three episodes Wednesday, delivered one of the most stunning commentaries about LGBTQ rights on the small screen.

The series takes place in Gilead, a futuristic but simplified world in which fertility issues abound and women’s rights are a thing of the past. In order to keep the population up, totalitarian government officials send young and fertile women — the “handmaids” — to affluent families, where they are forced to help couples procreate via sexual servitude.

What’s more, being gay in the new world is not something that’s at all accepted, given the prioritization on repopulating the world. It’s a charge that’s actually punishable by death, as characters played by stars Samira Wiley (Orange Is the New Black) and Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) learned by the end of the first three episodes.

Elisabeth Moss’ Offred is told that her gay best friend Moira (Wiley) has been killed — though viewers never see that to be true. Meanwhle, Bledel’s Ofglen — Offred’s shopping partner and secret resistance member — is captured alongside her girlfriend. Both tried for being “gender traitors,” Ofglen is sentenced to rehabilitation — a harrowing surgery in which her clitoris is removed — after watching as her lover is hanged to death. (Ofglen’s life is only saved since she is still fertile.)

Overall, the portrayal of gay characters in the Hulu drama mirrors how some parts of the world treat LGBTQ individuals. (Gay men in Chechnya, for example, are currently being tortured and killed merely because of their sexuality.)

Below, The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Wiley and Bledel to delve into the horrifying scenes of author Margaret Atwood’s book come to life, the way LGBTQ characters are portrayed in the series, feminism and what’s next.

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