Vodcast: God in The Handmaid’s Tale

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Hulu’s Emmy award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale takes place in a dystopian future in Gilead, the former United States, where women are subject to the violent, oppressive rule of men—a system that those same men insist is backed by the authority of a spiteful, vindictive God.

This is a show Plugged In has been tracking and reviewing for quite some time, given that it’s one of streaming television’s most popular and—because of what some see of the show’s real-world echoes—most talked-about programs.

But what fellow Plugged In reviewer Emily Baker and I are really interested in is the way the show negatively depicts God, or at least, the “god” that the rulers of Gilead claim to follow. There’s lots to unpack here, which is why we’ve decided to give you a little taste of the complexities that lie within The Handmaid’s Tale.