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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 06 Jun 2019, 20:45

So, who is watching Season 3 right now?
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 06 Jun 2019, 21:08

Watching the Tale, read this in my email intray:

FEDS SLASH EDUCATION FOR DETAINED KIDS Unaccompanied immigrant children in government detention centers across the U.S. will no longer have English classes, recreational programs or legal aid, according to Department of Health and Human Services emails first obtained by The Washington Post. [HuffPost]


Fuck!
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 06 Jun 2019, 21:18

“Burn, motherfucker, burn!”

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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 06 Jun 2019, 21:21

Parallels:

UN CALLS U.S. ABORTION LAWS ‘TORTURE’ United Nations deputy high commissioner for human rights Kate Gilmore said the abortion restrictions recently passed in several U.S. states are a “crisis” akin to “torture.” “This is gender-based violence against women,” she said. [HuffPost]
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 09 Jun 2019, 07:10

Just finished watching Ep 3 online.

June to pick 5 women, from among hundreds of female captives, to become marthas (cooks/housekeepers to the Commanders) but refuses, even when told that then all the female captives would die, none saved. As she points out, she is not responsible for the captives’ plight: that is Gilead’s responsibility. Pretty powerful stuff.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 11 Jun 2019, 02:43

I saw Elisabeth Moss interviewed on Colbert and she showed a clip from a future episode filmed at the Lincoln Memorial.

Apparently they turned up there (Washington is "Gilead on steroids" in the show, says Moss), all decked out in their garb and filmed, to the general delight of tourists ... who would applaud at the end of takes and stuff.

But what an image in Trump's America, yeah?
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 11 Jun 2019, 02:47

And by the wonders of the internet, here it is:

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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 11 Jun 2019, 07:15

Nice! I never realised she was the produce of the Tale.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 11 Jun 2019, 07:20

HBS Guy wrote:Nice! I never realised she was the produce of the Tale.



Oh yes. She's been working on it for years.

I absolutely love her.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 11 Jun 2019, 08:24

Yes, great actor and to bring the Tale to the screen a great achievement.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 12 Jun 2019, 09:16

HBS Guy wrote:Yes, great actor and to bring the Tale to the screen a great achievement.



She was amazing in Mad Men too ... as hard as that series was to watch for me. Brilliant, but tough for a feminist.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Jun 2019, 11:09

Never saw Man Men.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Jun 2019, 11:19

Did you have a good show from the thunder & lightning last night? Thunder went on for like half a minute each time!
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 12 Jun 2019, 13:47

HBS Guy wrote:Did you have a good show from the thunder & lightning last night? Thunder went on for like half a minute each time!



No we missed it. Or at least i did. Got an early night. What time?
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Jun 2019, 14:42

Around midnight to 1.00am or so, fell asleep and didn’t look at the clock. Just remember that really long drawn out thunder, bit weird!
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 12 Jun 2019, 15:32

HBS Guy wrote:Around midnight to 1.00am or so, fell asleep and didn’t look at the clock. Just remember that really long drawn out thunder, bit weird!


If we got it down here, i slept through it. Pity, i love electrical storms.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Jun 2019, 15:35

It was a beauty, the one air to ground flash I saw was really thick and bright, a few volts involved for sure!
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 13 Jun 2019, 20:32

Eps 3 & 4 of the Tale about to air!
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 13 Jun 2019, 21:07

“Do a good deed or two so you can fucking sleep at night!”


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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 13 Jun 2019, 22:14

Aunt Lydia cries. for her lost status, I think.

Just kill yourself and so make the world a better place.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby Miranda » 15 Jun 2019, 13:33

HBS Guy wrote:Aunt Lydia cries. for her lost status, I think.

Just kill yourself and so make the world a better place.


I’d rather think that she has been as abused and manipulated as much as the handmaidens as all the women are, in that hell hole.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 15 Jun 2019, 19:17

She has much more status and power than the handmaids. A better choice than the colonies.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby Miranda » 16 Jun 2019, 11:04

HBS Guy wrote:She has much more status and power than the handmaids. A better choice than the colonies.


Not really. Reminds me of the Zimbardo Prison experiment.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 16 Jun 2019, 13:28

Yes, you are probably right. Lydia was free with the use of the cattle prod, for all that the actress playing her said she played the role as if she loved the handmaidens—I did not see any love, just control, domination, punishment for displeasing Lydia. As per the Zimbardo Prison experiment.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby Miranda » 16 Jun 2019, 23:15

Few people are immune to the Lucifer effect.
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