With Their White Feminist Bias, TV’s Prestige Dramas Continue to Fail

Published on Jul 11, 2019

With Their White Feminist Bias, TV’s Prestige Dramas Continue to Fail

[Editor’s note: Spoilers below for the current seasons of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Big Little Lies,” and the final season of “Game of Thrones.”]

If we’re going to talk about white feminism on television, the conversation begins and ends with the Lincoln Memorial.

In the sixth episode of Season 3 of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” June (Elisabeth Moss) and her former “family” made up of Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) and wife Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) take a little trip down to Washington, D.C. on a diplomatic mission and in the process stop by the National Mall, now undone by the fall of the United States as we know it and the rise of the totalitarian government known as Gilead.

During a quiet moment of respite, June stands at the foot of the now destroyed statue of Lincoln at his namesake memorial, gazing sorrowfully at the desecration when she is joined by Serena. The pair devolve into aimless bickering.

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Author: Libby Hill