SRSLY #91: The Handmaid’s Tale / Dear White People / Lumino City

On the pop culture podcast this week: the new TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, the Netflix series Dear White People and mobile game Lumino City.

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The Handmaid's Tale

The trailer.

A piece on the show's "radical feminist aesthetic".

The New York Times on why it's a "newly resonant dystopia".

Dear White People

The show on Netflix.

That Buzzfeed listicle.

How the show reveals colourism.

Lumino City

The game.

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PS If you missed #90, check it out here.