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Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

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Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

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The Handmaid's Tale

by Margaret Atwood

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26 April 2017 (USA)  »

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A szolgálólány meséje  »

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Elisabeth Moss starred as Peggy Olsen in the critically acclaimed show "Mad Men" (2007-2015). Alexis Bledel was also on "Mad Men" during season 5. See more »

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Featured in Conan: Ty Burrell/Zach Woods/Brent Cobb (2017) See more »

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Yikes!!!
27 April 2017 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This story is terrifying (especially if you are a female). Imagine what happens when the world goes completely crazy and some new completely sadistic world order emerges who claims their acts of incredible cruelty, murder, control , oppression and slavery are all in the name of some mystical God that no one has seen, spoken to or has any proof exists and yet uses the name of God to justify the most horrific and barbaric atrocities.

Without spoiling this is the story about this new world where women who are still able to bear children after the most of society is rendered infertile are made to be handmaidens/slaves to wealthy women who want to have babies but can't. Despite their unique baby making abilities they are still treated like the lowest life form on earth and the only reason they even get to live is because of this ability.

Elizabeth Moss and Alexis Bledel are amazing in their performances along with the rest of the cast. They broadcast the first 3 episodes on Hulu last night and of course I had to binge watch. It made me cry and made me incredibly sad to see how cruel a species humans can be.


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