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On this episode of Represent, Aisha Harris is joined by Slate staff writer Katy Waldman to talk about race, gender, sexuality, and more in the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
- The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
- The 1990 film adaptation of the novel, starring Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, and Robert Duvall
- Vulture’s beginner’s guide to the Handmaid’s Tale universe
- “10 Real Laws Straight Out of The Handmaid’s Tale” in Gizmodo
- Margaret Atwood on what The Handmaid’s Tale means in the age of Trump
- Laura Hudson identifies the biggest changes between Margaret Atwood’s book and Hulu’s adaptation
- Aisha’s very fun interview with Master of None co-creator Alan Yang
The Pluses and Deltas for this week:
( + ) Aisha highlights the episode “New York, I Love You” in the new season of Master of None. And Katy recommends Angela Carter’s playful and subversive retellings of Charles Perrault’s classic fairy tales, Bluebeard.
( ∆ ) Aisha wishes Charles Barkley’s new documentary series, American Race, didn’t exist. (Here’s her review.) And Katy is disappointed by the choice to cast a much younger Serena Joy in Hulu’s version of The Handmaid’s Tale.
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