‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ will be the best feminist TV of 2017 – but you’re not allowed to watch it!


The buzz surrounding the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is palpable. You can literally feel it in the air. And with good reason. A small book that somehow creates a world so deep you barely skim the top of it.

With a totally slammin’ cast including ‘Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel and ‘Orange is the New Black’s Samira Wiley, it’s set to rock your TV screen. Well… Not probably YOUR TV screen.

Because unless you have Hulu, which is a US streaming service, then sorry, no story of female oppression and rebellion for you.

Neither Amazon nor Netflix have come forward to say they’ve bought the rights in the UK, sooo… We just gotta sit tight and wait, and maybe pray to whoever will listen to bring it to our shores so we can watch it without spoilers!

But we CAN take a moment to truly appreciate how badass the trailer is:

Not only is it giving us serious chills, fans of the book will already spot things that might have changed.

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It looks dark, but it’s quite possibly the most fitting adaptation for our current circumstances. Scary times call for scarier pieces of cinema. With free speech and a right to creative expression being questioned, women being silenced and demoralised, politicians taking to Twitter in petty feuds with female actors rather than focusing on actual politics… It’s a good time to be a young woman. #sarcasm

What do you think? Are you excited for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’? Tell us in the comments below!


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  1. Okay so…. who’s with me on buying a plane ticket to NYC? Or anywhere in America really?

    I haven’t read the book but GOD this trailer looks insane. I need the series in my life RIGHT NOW. It couldn’t come at a more apt time tbh

  2. I didn’t love the book as much as everyone else seemed to, but it was still really good so I can’t wait to see it on screen. It looks like it’s going to be dark and unsettling aka totally perfect.

    I reckon Netflix or Amazon Prime will pick it up. They’ve saved us before!

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