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Duncan Gray's rating of the film The Handmaid's Tale

Hulu couldn't have known when they green-lit this that, by the time it came out, the American left would think that even Mike fucking Pence would be a step in the right direction. It's awkward to start, but as the characters become characters and not merely political avatars, the intrigue deepens and it becomes, ya know, good television. A prophesy? It's more a cathartic pastime. But what does that say about 2017?