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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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C. April 28, 2017 0 Comments

Alexis and her “The Handmaid’s Tale” co-star did a photoshoot for W Magazine. The outtakes from the photoshoot session have been added to our gallery.

C. April 26, 2017 0 Comments

Alexis attended the Los Angeles premiere of “The Handmaid’s Tale” yesterday. While walking the red carpet she met up with the author of “The Handmaid’s Tale”, Margaret Atwood. Be sure to check the photos in our gallery! Also be sure to check out “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu. The first three episode are available for streaming today!

C. April 25, 2017 0 Comments

C. April 25, 2017 0 Comments

Alexis sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to talk about her role in “The Handmaid’s Tale”.

Alexis Bledel may be synonymous with Gilmore Girls favorite Rory Gilmore, but 17 years after her acting debut the actress is tackling one of her most challenging roles yet with Hulu’s highly anticipated take on Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

On the streaming service’s drama, Bledel takes on the role of Ofglen, a prominent member of the resistance in the fictional world of Gilead. Her character in the novel (and on the series) plays a big role in getting Offred (Elisabeth Moss) to pass on information to the rebellion at the center of the drama.

Picked up straight to series, the 10-episode drama stars Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss and is based on the book by award-winning Canadian author Atwood. 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, government officials in a totalitarian society send young and fertile women — the “handmaids” — to affluent families, where they are forced to help couples procreate via sexual servitude.

But while Bledel’s Ofglen is a fringe character in the book, showrunner Bruce Miller has fleshed her out into a more complex, surprising role in the Hulu offering in a way that may surprise die-hard Gilmore Girls fans.
“I was trying to give her an interesting backstory about how she got caught and all these other things; it was a decision based on what I thought she’d be like,” Miller tells THR. “She’s such a fascinating character because from the outside it looks like she’s almost a committed bubblehead. A ‘pious shit.’ But she spends the whole first episode trying to figure out if Offred is someone she can trust. On one hand she seems like a pious little shit; on the other she’s a recruiter for the resistance. I was trying to fill her out just in all sorts of ways.”

Ahead of the April 26 premiere, THR caught up with Bledel to discuss growing up from Gilmore Girls and Ofglen’s significance.

What was it about Ofglen that made you sign on?

She’s such a rich character so it’s a real opportunity for me to dig in a bit deeper. It’s endlessly interesting to play a character who had this former life and a family and an identity that was stripped from her and now she’s essentially enslaved and oppressed and fearing for her life. If she takes a misstep or says the wrong thing in front of the wrong person…there’s an underlying tension in all of the scenes.

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