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Handmaid’s Tale Writers to Trump: 'Please Stop Using Our Show As Inspiration'

Handmaid’s Tale Writers to Trump: 'Please Stop Using Our Show As Inspiration'

Hulu’s popular show, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is based off of the dystopian novel written by Margaret Atwood. The plot is beginning to feel eerily realistic and familiar to viewers. A writer who would like to remain anonymous recently revealed, “one of the key draws to our show is this alternate world that has been created within the former borders of the United States. As our current country begins to slowly resemble Gilead, we fear that our viewers may lose interest or become too scared to continue watching. The Handmaid’s Tale is intended to be a fictional drama, not a reality show.” Many fans of the show have expressed that the storyline of discrimination against the LGBTQ community and lack of women’s rights is starting to feel “too real.” 

Writers of the show are urging President Trump to stop using the disgraceful plotlines and despicable characters as inspiration for his choices regarding how he runs the United States government. This plea is particularly in reference to his recent nomination for Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has notably blocked a female’s right to an abortion and holds extremely conservative viewpoints which have raised concern amongst LGBTQ citizens and allies. Kavanaugh reminds viewers of the most “I-just-vomited-a-little-bit-in-my-mouth” inducing commanders from the show.

 

 

Fans of the hit show are beginning to confuse actual news reports involving President Trump with teasers for Season 3. One fan shared, “I thought that Hulu had released a new trailer for the next season immediately after the Season 2 finale had aired. I was like, 'yoooooooo next season is going to be insane!' Unfortunately, I realized that I had already switched back to CNN from Hulu and that what I believed to be a crazy preview was actual news of our country's impending demise.” 

As our country spirals into utter chaos, mirroring Gilead, optimistic writers of “The Handmaid’s Tale” feel they have a unique opportunity to guide the president’s hand since it it clear that he is mimicking concepts from the show. “We are hopeful that Trump will start to empathize with the protagonists of the show and rethink completely stripping away human rights from minority groups in America. We may put Emily portrayed by Alexis Bledel in a Make America Great Again hat to appeal to his ego and change his mind. We get the vibe that he was a big fan of “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and “Gilmore Girls,” so her character may be able to reel him in. Only time will tell.” Season 3 airs in April 2019. 

 

 

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