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We’re ringing in Pride month with the bells from the Handmaiden! Fingers crossed you read this sapphic pastiche before listening, as it’s as twisty and unpredictable as the sex scenes in the film adaption. If this is your first time taking a dip into Sarah Waters, welcome to your first Victorian-era lesbian Dickensian experience! Stuffed with handsome women reading very niche book genres (Maude’s Goodreads must be lit) and a friendly reminder that human rights and dental hygiene are very modern concepts. Or maybe you’d like to trade in the cockney accent and corsets for a very eye opening cultural immersion into 1930s Korea, a la The Handmaiden. From unique camera POV shots, a brief look at the Japanese-Korean conflict, and some new kinds of things to pickle in mason jars… you’ll be sure to save this for an after-midnight viewing. Director Park Chan-wook manages to take a subject matter and flip it in a way gymnasts would blush. Can you handle it or is the gochujang to spicy for your tastes? Are you the reader or the voyeur? Grab your gal pals because it’s time to hit the library… or the mad house. It’s a sexy sleepover either way you look at it.
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