Handmaid’s Tale star defends series against biggest critics

The Handmaid’s Tale recently returned for its fourth season and with it, the controversy surrounding violence within the series has resurfaced.

In May of this year, we plunged into debate when an episode at the start of Season 4 drew comparisons to Seen with and the show was accused of having become clear torture porn ‘.

However, star Amanda Brugel, who in a exclusive interview with Digital Spy spoke candidly about how his themes achieve the effect the creators wanted.

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“I really think the only way to make an impact is to make people uncomfortable,” the actress said. “Not so uncomfortable that they turn away, but it hits a sore spot for people to stand up and pay attention.

“Nothing that has been shown in the series is new,” she continued. “These are things that are happening all over the world, constantly. And so, while it’s uncomfortable and not easy to digest, I think it’s important to show that we’re not even close to having them. finished with our journey, especially towards violence against women, misogyny and gender equity. “

Brugel also expressed how much she enjoys “being part of something that pushes those boundaries”.

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Speaking on the same topic earlier this year while the show was still airing, actress Madeline Brewer told us in an exclusive interview, “I mean, I get it. It’s a tough show to watch, especially the last year. I’m sure it’s been very hard for people to go through more trauma as we go through collective trauma. It’s a big request, honestly

She continued, “I think the show since the first season has been in great demand. We ask a lot of viewers to come in – you know, it’s not fun. You don’t watch. Mom mia. I like Mom mia, but that’s just not the world we live in. ”

The Handmaid’s Tale broadcast on Hulu in the United States and Channel 4 UK.

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