The latest season of The Handmaid’s Tale certainly hasn’t been short in scandal, from *that* controversial scene to a huge, gaping plot-hole found in one of the latest eps.
Fans on Reddit have taken issue with the fact that Fred and Serena are being represented by a female lawyer given that women in Gilead aren’t even allowed to bloody read.
Think about it, Fred’s own missus had her fucking FINGER CUT OFF for reading in front of a bunch of blokes (that scene still haunts me) and he even supported it, FFS.
How does one go from that, to suddenly being cool with a female lawyer in this universe? Does he not realise that reading is most definitely a skill needed to both become a lawyer and practice law?
This is a huge-ass plot hole and I demand answers from the writers of The Handmaid’s Tale, stat!
Head here to have a read of the full gripe on Reddit.
The other episode that fans took issue with was the one where June (Elisabeth Moss), now free after escaping her life as a handmaid, ends up returning home and raping her husband.
The Handmaid’s Tale fans have since taken to social media to voice that the scene made them feel uncomfortable and some believe that it should never have taken place.
*HANDMAIDS TALE SPOILER*— ???????????? (@glorifiedthot) May 27, 2021
did they really think watching a rape survivor, june, rape her husband she just got back was a power move??? i’m so disgusted
I think the writers made a huge mistake in putting that scene with Luke and June in the episode. No one wants to see June r@pe her husband. #HandmaidsTale— Joyyoncé (@Hierooglyphics) May 27, 2021
Watched #HandmaidsTale last night & I have a few thoughts: go ahead and give Elisabeth Moss every award possible because her performance in last night’s episode brought me to tears – how could she do that to Luke?! That was rough to watch.— VSG ✨ (@VictoriaSylvia) May 26, 2021
The Handmaid’s Tale dropped its anticipated fourth season late last month after nearly 20 months off the air, as production on the fourth season was shut down for months due to the pandemic, as was many other productions across the globe.
The series is based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood and stars Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss as its hero.
New eps of The Handmaid’s Tale drop weekly on SBS Demand.
If you or someone you know is experiencing physical or sexual abuse, calls can be made 24 hours a day on 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) to the National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line, or visit www.whiteribbon.org.au.