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Hulu’s Best TV Shows About Women Beyond ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ That You Can Stream Right Now

19 May 2017 4:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you haven’t taken advantage of all that Hulu has to offer lately besides “The Handmaid’s Tale” – which everybody should really, really watch right now – then you’re missing out.

“The Handmaid’s Tale’ has been a groundbreaking series for the streaming service, thanks to its foreboding story about a near future in which a portion of the United States has been turned into a theocracy. This new world of Gilead subjugates women and makes the fertile ones become breeders for high-ranking officials. Moving performances by Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Yvonne Strahovski, O-t Fagbenle and Alexis Bledel have made this series a must-watch.

Not only does Hulu have strong original programming like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” but it is one of the best places to watch shows that are currently on TV now, which makes cord-cutting that much easier. It also has an impressive catalog of past shows that are well worth revisiting. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Hulu’s Best TV Shows About Women Beyond ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ That You Can Stream Right Now

19 May 2017 4:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you haven’t taken advantage of all that Hulu has to offer lately besides “The Handmaid’s Tale” – which everybody should really, really watch right now – then you’re missing out.

“The Handmaid’s Tale’ has been a groundbreaking series for the streaming service, thanks to its foreboding story about a near future in which a portion of the United States has been turned into a theocracy. This new world of Gilead subjugates women and makes the fertile ones become breeders for high-ranking officials. Moving performances by Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Yvonne Strahovski, O-t Fagbenle and Alexis Bledel have made this series a must-watch.

Not only does Hulu have strong original programming like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” but it is one of the best places to watch shows that are currently on TV now, which makes cord-cutting that much easier. It also has an impressive catalog of past shows that are well worth revisiting. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Independent launches projects from ‘Goob’, ‘Violators’, ‘Hemel’ directors in Cannes

18 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK sales outfit bolsters Cannes slate.

UK sales outfit Independent Film Company has added a host of projects to its Cannes slate.

Among them is The Secret Of The Universe, the second feature from Guy Myhill, whose debut The Goob premiered in Venice Days. Produced by Mike Elliott of Emu Films, the circus-set feature follows a clown who tries to keep his heart cold but finds himself plunged into the depths of life.

Also on Independent’s slate is The Lemon Grove, the second feature from writer-director Helen Walsh, whose debut The Violators [pictured] played at Edinburgh and Karlovy Vary. Adapted from her own novel, her next film follows a husband and wife who return to the island of Mallorca annually for a summer holiday. One year, the arrival of the wife’s stepdaughter and her new boyfriend threatens to upset their equilibrium. Producers are David Moores, Dave Hughes and Kevin Sampson of Red Union Films.

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- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Molly Windsor, star of Rochdale abuse drama Three Girls: 'It made me really angry'

16 May 2017 9:03 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

She made her debut at 11 in Samantha Morton’s TV drama about growing up in care. Now Molly Windsor is playing one of the girls groomed in the Rochdale scandal. She talks about the bravery of the survivors – and how the system let them down

There’s a scene in Three Girls, the BBC’s devastating new drama about the Rochdale grooming scandal, in which a whistleblower snaps. Having uncovered systematic child abuse, she is furious at the indifference of social workers. “Me and you are looking at the same thing,” she shouts. “But where I’m seeing kids being turned inside out by abusers, all you lot are seeing are slags who bring it on themselves.”

Related: Three Girls review – a brave new focus on the Rochdale child sexual abuse scandal

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- Homa Khaleeli

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‘Harlots’ Finale Sneak Peek: Charlotte Contemplates the Ultimate Brothel Betrayal — Watch

16 May 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The power struggle between the two main bawdy houses in “Harlots” is about to get even more personal.

The first season of Hulu’s critically acclaimed drama about Georgian-era brothels and the women who work there draws to a close on Wednesday. When last we left the women, Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton) was dealing with the aftermath of her daughter Lucy (Eloise Smyth) killing a nobleman Sir George (Hugh Skinner), when her other daughter Charlotte (Jessica Brown Findlay) got arrested and thrown into jail for the murder. Joining her is Daniel Marney (Rory Fleck Byrne) who’s also been framed for the killing.

Read More: ‘Harlots’: Hulu’s Whore Drama May Be One of the Most Feminist TV Shows

In the season finale, we see that Charlotte Wells has somehow been freed and lured back to the home/establishment of her mother’s chief rival Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Harlots’ Finale Sneak Peek: Charlotte Contemplates the Ultimate Brothel Betrayal — Watch

16 May 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The power struggle between the two main bawdy houses in “Harlots” is about to get even more personal.

The first season of Hulu’s critically acclaimed drama about Georgian-era brothels and the women who work there draws to a close on Wednesday. When last we left the women, Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton) was dealing with the aftermath of her daughter Lucy (Eloise Smyth) killing a nobleman Sir George (Hugh Skinner), when her other daughter Charlotte (Jessica Brown Findlay) got arrested and thrown into jail for the murder. Joining her is Daniel Marney (Rory Fleck Byrne) who’s also been framed for the killing.

Read More: ‘Harlots’: Hulu’s Whore Drama May Be One of the Most Feminist TV Shows

In the season finale, we see that Charlotte Wells has somehow been freed and lured back to the home/establishment of her mother’s chief rival Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Exclusive: Jessica Brown Findlay Puts ‘Downton Abbey’ Behind Her With Seductive ‘Harlots’ Role

25 April 2017 8:49 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

While known for playing Lady Sybil Crawley on Downton Abbey, Jessica Brown Findlay has spent the five years since leaving the show in 2012 -- most notably with a role on an early episode of Black Mirror and the film Victor Frankenstein -- putting distance between her and upstairs-downstairs drama. And with Harlots, Hulu’s original family drama about life in a brothel in 18th century London, the actress has found a role that truly puts Sybil behind her.

“It just felt exciting,” Findlay tells Et by phone about coming across the role of Charlotte Wells on Harlots. Calling from London, the actress was preparing for the final weeks of a critically acclaimed production of Hamlet at the Almeida Theatre, in which she played Ophelia. “I just adored reading a character that you sort of loved but also feel really frustrated by and makes bad life decisions sometimes.”

A madam’s daughter, Charlotte followed »

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Harlots: a period drama full of bodice-ripping, man-bums and romping

1 April 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Samantha Morton is the matron of a cathouse in a show that’s no feminist epic but quite a lot of fun

Related: Samantha Morton: ‘I do not trust the police. They're like the biggest gangsters in the world’

The year is 1763 and London has its pants around its ankles. Harlots, ITV’s costume romp about the city’s oldest industry – the opening title tells us one in five women makes a living selling sex – comes with an enviable cast including Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay, Aka Downton’s Lady Sybil.

Related: Harlots: a blast of grim authenticity from ITV – or just period porn?

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- Fiona Sturges

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‘Harlots’ Features The Best Little Whorehouses in London

30 March 2017 9:49 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Hulu’s new Harlots, starring Samantha Morton, shows significant promise as an important and character-driven female drama. The term ‘harlot’ seems to carry a very specific and negative connotation. When used as an insult, »

- Joey Moser

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Harlots

29 March 2017 2:01 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: HuluEpisodes: Ongoing (hour)Seasons: OngoingTV show dates: March 29, 2017 — presentSeries status: Has not been cancelledPerformers include: Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Eloise Smyth, Kate Fleetwood, Danny Sapani, Douggie McMeekin, Hugh Skinner, Edward Hogg, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Lottie Tolhurst, Bronwyn James, Holli Dempsey, Alexa Davis, Poppy Corby-Teuch, Rosalind Eleazar, Dorothy Atkinson, Jordon Stevens, Josef Altin, and Jordan A. Nash.TV show description:A period family drama series set in 18th century Georgian London, Harlots delves into the world's oldest profession. The story follows Margaret Wells (Morton) and her daughters Charlotte (Brown-Findlay) and Lucy (Eloise Smyth), as she endeavors to balance her roles as both a mother and a brothel owner.In 1763 London, 20% of women supported themselves by working in the sex »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them gets an Honest Trailer

28 March 2017 3:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its home entertainment release this week, Screen Junkies has released an Honest Trailer for Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter prequel spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

See Also: Watch previous Honest Trailers here

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs,” “Inherent Vice”) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler »

- Gary Collinson

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TV Review: ‘Harlots’ on Hulu

28 March 2017 1:16 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The climax of the first episode of “Harlots” — the narrative climax, mind you — is less sexy than tragic: Madam and mother Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton), in order to raise money for her brothel’s move to Greek Street in SoHo, conducts a silent auction during an opera for her daughter’s virginity. The daughter in question, in this case, at least knows what she is getting into: Lucy Wells (Eloise Smyth), raised in her mother’s “boarding house,” has an older sister who was auctioned off in the same way. Margaret, sitting with Lucy as she gets ready for her big night, tries to explain to her — with self-loathing tenderness — that she’s trying to give Lucy a better life than what her own mother gave her: At the age of 12, Margaret was sold to a madam by her alcoholic mother, for the price of a pair of shoes. Prostitution isn’t decent nor exactly legal, but »

- Sonia Saraiya

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‘Harlots’: Why Hulu’s Bawdy Prostitution Drama Will Prepare You for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

28 March 2017 8:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hulu’s “Harlots” arrives at a key time for women’s sexual and reproductive health. Not only are those issues being addressed in today’s political climate, with Texas in particular considering various anti-abortion legislation, but Hulu’s other big spring release, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” also addresses a woman’s ability to decide what to do with her body.

But while “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a dystopian story of women forced to breed for high-ranking men, “Harlots” takes a more practical approach to how women used their bodies to deal with oppression. Becoming a whore or madam wasn’t ideal, but in 1760s Georgian London, it was both lucrative and offered the best chances at some sort of upward mobility and independence – unlike the conditions of the completely patriarchal marriages of the day.

Read More: ‘Harlots’ Trailer: It’s the Battle of the Brothels in Hulu’s Family »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Harlots’: Why Hulu’s Bawdy Prostitution Drama Will Prepare You for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

28 March 2017 8:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Hulu’s “Harlots” arrives at a key time for women’s sexual and reproductive health. Not only are those issues being addressed in today’s political climate, with Texas in particular considering various anti-abortion legislation, but Hulu’s other big spring release, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” also addresses a woman’s ability to decide what to do with her body.

But while “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a dystopian story of women forced to breed for high-ranking men, “Harlots” takes a more practical approach to how women used their bodies to deal with oppression. Becoming a whore or madam wasn’t ideal, but in 1760s Georgian London, it was both lucrative and offered the best chances at some sort of upward mobility and independence – unlike the conditions of the completely patriarchal marriages of the day.

Read More: ‘Harlots’ Trailer: It’s the Battle of the Brothels in Hulu’s Family »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

27 March 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

J.K. Rowling did a superb job creating her magical universe, populating it worldwide with schools, wizards, prisons, creatures, and muggles aplenty. She also gave her world a rich history and then has been mining it with spinoff works of varying lengths and media. One of the more popular has been Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, taking a reference book mentioned in her Harry Potter novels and telling the story of how Newt Scamander managed to pen such a fascinating work.

Warner Bros, seeking ways to continue to profit from the film series, optioned the title and has created a trilogy with Rowling taking her turn as screenwriter for director David Yates, who directed four of the eight films. He did a far more immersive and coherent job on last year’s Legend of Tarzan.

The resulting film has grossed over $800 million worldwide so the gamble seems to have paid off and yet, »

- Robert Greenberger

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Et Obsessions: ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ Hulu’s ‘Harlots,’ ‘Boss Baby’ and GLAAD Media Awards

27 March 2017 8:50 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Here at Et, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of March 27 to April 2, this is what we’re most excited about:

Why We’re Obsessed With 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory -- The Musical'

It’s a childhood favorite that’s been transformed from book to screen, and now the tale where sweet dreams come true hits the Broadway stage. Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka, will make its Broadway debut following a successful run in London. Two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle will take on the role famously originated by Gene Wilder in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. “There are certain things people are craving to see, but we also want to surprise them,” Borle says of playing Wonka onstage. Will he recreate Wilder’s famous onscreen entrance? That’s still to be determined. “To make this »

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3-D

25 March 2017 11:57 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

 

J. K. Rowling is back with a wizard world tale over which she has complete control — a diverting period adventure starring Eddie Redmayne and scores of fanciful magic creatures that belong on an endangered species list. Yep, it’s 2+plus hours of CGI illusions — in glorious 3-D for those so equipped, and Ms. Rowling has populated it with charming, personable actors. “You know — for adults.”

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

3-D Blu-ray

J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

2016 / Color / 2:40 widescreen /133 min. / Street Date March 28, 2017 / 3-D 44.95; Blu-ray & DVD 35.99

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston, Samantha Morton, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Carmen Ejogo, Ron Perlman, Jon Voight, Josh Cowdery, Dan Hedaya, Johnny Depp. .

Cinematography: Philippe Rouselot

Film Editor: Mark Day

Original Music: James Newton Howard

Written by J. K. Rowling

Produced by J.K. Rowling, Lionel Wigram

Directed by David Yates

 

“And lo, the magical super-franchise of Harry Potter doth continue. »

- Glenn Erickson

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'Full Monty' director, 'Marigold Hotel' writer team with Monumental for 'Alex Woods'

23 March 2017 1:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Peter Cattaneo and Ol Parker team on novel adaptation developed with BBC Films.

The Full Monty director Peter Cattaneo and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel writer Ol Parker (both pictured) are teaming up on a feature adaptation of UK novel The Universe Versus Alex Woods.

Alison Owen and Debra Hayward’s UK film and TV outfit Monumental are producing the feature, which has been developed with BBC Films.

The team is currently in discussion with cast and is aiming for a summer shoot on the project, which could be Monumental’s first feature to go into production.

UK writer Gavin Extence’s debut novel, a poignant mystery-comedy, charts the story of a teenage science nerd who is hit by a meteorite, strikes up a friendship with a pot-smoking Vietnam veteran and who may or may not be involved in his death.

The novel was nominated for the National Book Award in 2013.

The film would mark Cattaneo »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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‘Harlots’ Review: Samantha Morton Lets Loose In Hulu’s Bawdy Brothel Drama

22 March 2017 2:51 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

With battling brothel madams, anti-vice crusaders, ripping bodices and intimate transactional relations galore (carnal and otherwise), the March 29 debut of Harlots on Hulu delivers a very different look at the world's oldest profession. Led by a fantastic Samantha Morton as madam Margaret Wells, the eight-episode first season of the series co-created by Jane Eyre screenwriter Moira Buffini and Alison Newman is, as I say in my video review above, a smart romp. More Fox's… »

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"Harlots" On Hulu

13 March 2017 7:50 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from the upcoming ITV/Hulu, eight-part drama series "Harlots", set in 18th Century London, UK, starring Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown, debuting March 29, 2017 on Hulu:

"...set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, Harlots is a powerful family drama offering a brand new take on the city’s most valuable commercial activity - sex. Based on the stories of real women, the series follows 'Margaret Wells' (Morton) and her daughters, as she struggles to reconcile her roles as mother and brothel owner.

"When her business comes under attack from 'Lydia Quigley' (Manville), a rival madam with a ruthless streak, Margaret will fight back, even if it means putting her family at risk..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Harlots"....

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- Michael Stevens

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