The Handmaid’s Tale

UnknownBased on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale is set in a futuristic environment of existential disasters including a plummeting birth rate.  Gilead, a totalitarian society is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state.  The show has received 20 nominations and 14 awards from the 2018 Writers Guild of America: Best New Series, and Best New Drama Series, 2018 Directors Guild of America: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series, 2018 Producer’s Guild of America: Norman Felton Award for outstanding Producer of Episodic Television Drama, 2018 Critics’ Choice: Best Actress in a Drama Series, Best Drama Series, and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, 2018 Golden Globes: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Drama, Best Television Series Drama, and AFI Television Programs of the Year, and 2018 Emmys: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Clearly this show merits your attention.  It is superbly written, directed, acted and produced.  Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovksi, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Joseph Fiennes, Max Minghella, Ann Dowd, Madeline Brewer and O.T. Fagbenie deliver exceptional, extraordinary, and unprecedented authenticity.  The Handmaid’s Tale, while very disturbing, is the epic tale of the decade.  It is transformational artistry at it finest.  A brutal cautionary tale, it is extremely relevant to our present time.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale is an example of a culture ethos that is individually predatory.  The cultural ethos is predicated on the belief that it ensures survival, despite extreme misalignment with individual survival.  Using mental and physical cruelty, fertile women are compelled to reproduce to ensure survival of the species.  If caught showing interest in their own survival, women are beaten, mutilated, and/or killed.  In a predatory cultural environment, personae must align externally with the cultural code or die.  In a world dominated by cultural survival, individual survival is uncertain.’ ~ Excerpt from the upcoming The Alexander Method: Transformational Acting for the Total Actor

Do not miss this opportunity to grow your artistry and yourself.  Watch The Handmaid’s Tale.

 

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