The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu

I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited about this show. It doesn’t come out until April, but if the trailers say anything it’s going to be an amazing show. Here’s the trailer:

If you haven’t read The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, then you should. It recently had an uptick in sales due to a certain person coming into political power in America. The story takes place in the future in a post-apocalyptic world. I guess you can say that the uptick in sales on this book recently is due to the concerns women have today. Will I have the same human rights as men? Will one day I find myself imprisoned and enslaved to repopulate the earth? Margaret Atwood’s story feels surreal, but the way she wrote out how these women became slaves feels a little too real.

Synopsis (from Goodreads.com)

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…

Offred is a woman who has had her own past and her own life ripped away from her. She’s trying to find her way to freedom while upholding her duty as a handmaid.

I cannot wait for this show to come out!

Also if you’re interested, there was a movie made in the 90s with a whole bunch of stars. I’m so excited!

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