13 Quotes from Dystopian Novels to Get You Fired Up

13 Quotes from Dystopian Novels to Get You Fired Up

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For as long as we have been granted freedoms, there have been people fighting to take those freedoms away; this is the most human of cycles. There has never been (and will likely never be, at least not right now) a time when people haven’t had to stand up against the systemic and societal oppression they’ve been forced to deal with everyday.   We’ve been warned about what can happen when we allow ourselves to stop caring about the state of the world and the other people inhabiting it by authors since the beginning of time; the entire dystopian genre is centered …

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’’s Elizabeth Moss to Star in ‘Shirley’

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’’s Elizabeth Moss to Star in ‘Shirley’

Elizabeth Moss has been in plenty of Shirley Jackson adaptations, including The Lottery, but she’ll become the author herself in her newest film. Alongside Michael Stuhlbarg, Moss will star in Shirley, based off the 2014 novel by Susan Scarf Merrell that follows a graduate student and his wife who move in with Jackson and her husband, Stanley Edgar Hyman.   via Goodreads The film is set to be directed by Josephine Decker with the screenplay written by Sarah Gubbins. There is no estimated release date for Shirley yet, but filming is scheduled to start this summer.    Featured image via Los Angeles Times 

New SNL Sketch Blends ‘The Handmaids Tale’ with ‘Sex and the City’

New SNL Sketch Blends ‘The Handmaids Tale’ with ‘Sex and the City’

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“As I waited for the girls in Downtown Gilead, I was feeling like an Uptown Gal-ead…”   In a new SNL sketch from last Saturday night, the team imagined up a world where Sex and the City meets The Handmaid’s Tale. The sketch pokes fun at the dark-yet-all-too-possible world of Handmaids, while also joking about the stereotypical ways in which groups of women are portrayed when they get together for happy hour or brunch. They blend lines from both shows in the most satirical, hilarious way:   Under his eye? What about under my eye? Look at these bags!   We see the ladies as they get together over their rations …

Highlights From Emma Watson’s Interview With “Handmaid’s Tale” Author Margaret Atwood

Highlights From Emma Watson’s Interview With “Handmaid’s Tale” Author Margaret Atwood

  What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? As it turns out, some pretty fascinating conversation! Emma Watson, beloved actress (“Harry Potter,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and women’s rights advocate, recently sat down with author and respected activist Margaret Atwood to discuss the enormous legacy of Atwood’s 1985 novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” for Entertainment Weekly.  Below are some of the best exchanges from that conversation.    On the inspirations behind “The Handmaid’s Tale”:   Image courtesy of CBC   Watson: You were living in West Berlin when you wrote “The Handmaid’s Tale” in 1984; it was before the wall came …