One look at some of the promotional materials for The Handmaid’s Tale and (if you aren’t familiar with Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel) it’s easy to come to the conclusion that it is yet another period piece that is probably centered on the unfair treatment of women. In a sense it is, but it’s not historical at all. And yet, it feels like a warning of some kind, given the world we find ourselves living in at the moment.
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