The Handmaid’s Tale: 5 curiosities that few people know

While we wait to know if The Handmaid's Tale will have a new season and when, we unveil 5 curiosities of this evocative TV series

The Handmaid's Tale is one of the TV series of recent years that has been able to trap in front of the screen many fans, with the right mix of suggestion, stories told and extraordinary actors. Welcomed by the public and critics alike has received several prestigious awards a short time. We do not know the release date of the new season, but we discover together curiosities known to very few.

The TV series The Handmaid's Tale is based on a dystopian novel of 1985 entitled "The Handmaid's Tale" by the Canadian-born writer Margaret Atwood. The Handmaid's Tale is set in a dystopian future where, due to pollution and disease, human fertility is steadily declining. Dopo una guerra civile, in quelli che erano considerati gli Stati Uniti d’America, prende il comando un regime teocratico totalitario. Alle donne viene impedito di lavorare o leggere e quelle rimaste fertili, chiamate "Ancelle" vengono brutalmente assegnate alle famiglie elitarie. Subiranno stupri da parte del loro padrone al solo scopo di dar loro dei figli per evitare l’estinzione. June Osburne, chiamata diFred, è la protagonista della serie, che sogna, nella cruda realtà il tempo che era, libera con sua figlia.

Prime curiosità di Handmaid’s Tale

Una prima curiosità di The Handmaid’s Tale riguarda proprio June Osburne, interpretata da Elizabeth Moss, che si è dichiarata appartenente al gruppo di Scientology. This is an organization with a kind of matrix with a religious form, followed by other Hollywood stars such as John Travolta or Tom Cruise, which has for many a dark side, in which hovers a great mystery.

The Handmaid's Tale, we know is a series based on the novel "The Handmaid's Tale", but before the transposition of television, was a play and then a ballet and, finally, in 1990, came out a film for the cinema. In short, several transpositions were born from this book. From where, the writer drew inspiration for the tale of the maids? Well it seems that Orwell's 1984 was the basis of Atwood's novel. Did you know that the author of the novel participated in the pilot episode of the series? She played one of the Aunts, the elderly, unmarried women who are entrusted with the task of managing the handmaids.

Copies and Colors of The Handmaid's Tale

The idea of the costumes worn by the handmaids comes from Western religious iconography. The wives wear the purity in the blue of the Holy Virgin Mary, while the maids have red robes, symbolizing the blood of childbirth, but also of Mary Magdalene.

The headgear used by the protagonists of The Handmaid's Tale is white and is made in such a way that the actresses cannot see each other. On the set, in fact, they act based solely on their hearing. A particular and extraordinary thing.