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'Too close of a reflection:' Handmaid's Tale season 2 embodies #MeToo

'Too close of a reflection:' Handmaid's Tale season 2 embodies #MeToo
From CBC - March 19, 2018

The first season ofThe Handmaid's Talewas a startling reflection of America's political climate and swept both the Emmys and Golden Globe Awards.

Season two will once again holda mirror up to today's society; this time by portraying boththesupport of and eventual reproach against women using their voices.

"I think it's unfortunately too close of a reflection of what's going on in real life," actor Amanda Brugel, who plays Rita,toldCBCNews at thePaleyFesttelevision festival in Los Angeles Sunday.

"This season, we really see women speaking their minds for the first time they have not been allowed.Then we see the repercussions of that, not unlike what we have seen in the #MeToo movement."

Brugel, who is Canadian, said season two follows a similar arc to how #MeToohas evolved: people startoutaccepting, but that does not last.

"You really see what women can do when they come together, but also how they can be punished for coming together and how much society wants to keep us apart, from using our voices as a collective."

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