Gilead is here.
Thank God you can switch off at night, escape all this madness, and sit back and watch The Bachelor, RIGHT?
BECAUSE GILEAD IS NOW ON THE TV TOO. Because there are so many parallels with The Bachelor that I hadn’t’ noticed before. And now it is all I can see.
From the slut shaming to the language; let us compare notes:
Ways The Bachelor is exactly like The Handmaids Tale.
There are women trapped in a house in an effort to mate with one powerful man.
That’s a whole lot of red they’re all wearing.
In Handmaids, the captured women are dressed in red: symbolising their fertility, referencing the colour of a womb.
As for The Bachelor, there were MANY scarlet clad women stepping out of the limo on premiere night. Which is no surprise; the red dress effect is a phenomenon in which people wearing it are perceived to be more sexually appealing.
But not-so-fun fact: It was also used for Prisoners of war in WWII Canada as red shows up well against snow.
Matty J is The Commander.
He is there to find a woman that will bear him a baby. He is READY for a family, guys. And with yesterday’s news that Australian men’s sperm count has reached a new low, he’s running out of time.
Commander Matty gets to call the shots on dates.
Our Bachelor dictates the dates with no input from his women. Don’t be fooled by “meet me on a boat and eat this cheese platter”, it’s just a bee’s dick away from “meet in my office for a game of Scrabble”