This week, we discuss Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
In this episode, we read and watched:
- Margaret Atwood’s original novel, published in 1985. Buy on Amazon or iBooks.
- The Handmaid’s Tale (1990), directed by Volker Schlöndorff, written by Harold Pinter, starring Natasha Richardson, Robert Duvall, and Faye Dunaway. Watch on Amazon or iTunes.
- The Handmaid’s Tale (2017), the first season of the Hulu original, starring Elizabeth Moss. Watch with a Hulu subscription or buy on Amazon or iTunes.
Some of the stuff we talked about in this episode:
- That one very negative review of the film and the book, written by Owen Gleiberman, published in Entertainment Weekly in 1990.
- The 2012 audiobook, read by Claire Danes. Buy on Amazon or iTunes.
- “Sending a Man to Do a Woman’s Job: How the 1990 Handmaid’s Tale Film Became an Erotic Thriller,” by Natalie Zutter, from Tor.com.
- “One Reason The Handmaid’s Tale Won Emmys Best Drama,” from The Nerdwriter. Here’s a link to his YouTube channel.