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A Group of Handmaids Are Freaking Out Sydneysiders to Promote 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season Two

Red-clad ladies are wandering silently around Sydney ahead of the season premiere tonight.
By Sarah Ward
April 26, 2018
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A Group of Handmaids Are Freaking Out Sydneysiders to Promote 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season Two

Red-clad ladies are wandering silently around Sydney ahead of the season premiere tonight.
By Sarah Ward
April 26, 2018
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Imagine a world where totalitarian forces rule the United States, women are subjugated to the point of being deemed property, protestors rally in response and the authorities try to keep everyone in line. Okay, imagine a fictionalised version of the above dystopian society — or let The Handmaid's Tale help you.

Margaret Atwood's book has been doing just that since 1985, but has had a resurgence in popularity since the Elisabeth Moss-starring Hulu series came out last year. Now, the second season is set to air on SBS tonight, and a group of red-clad ladies have been seen on the streets of Sydney to promote it — and it's freaking people out. The handmaids were seen around Park Street and the Sydney CBD and at Sydney University. It's a very similar promo to one that happened at SXSW last year before the first season premiered.

As you may know, handmaids walk in pairs, don't say anything, and generally unnerve everyone around them. If you don't, you have some homework to do.

If you're up for even more anxiety-inducing tension, cancel your plans — the first two episodes are released on SBS On Demand at 5pm.

Published on April 26, 2018 by Sarah Ward

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