As President Donald Trump was sending the country into a frenzy by declaring a national emergency to fund his wall at the southern border on Friday, the scene on the National Mall in Washington was coincidentally ominous.
The hit Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale chose this sunny Friday to film at the Lincoln Memorial. Dozens of women in red robes and white bonnets dotted the steps of the monument.
The scene at the National Mall looks … a little different today. Elisabeth Moss and co. are filming "The Handmaid's Tale" on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. (📸: @SweeneyABC, @philliefan_99) https://t.co/pV6IDchUKZ pic.twitter.com/HuHcra9brb
— Lori McCue (@LoriMcCue) February 15, 2019
— Steven (@hashtagsteven) February 15, 2019
— Phil Yabut (@philliefan_99) February 15, 2019
A bit haunting, no?
HANDMAID'S TALE is filming in DC today. pic.twitter.com/04PhNaNfrv
— Hillary Warned Us (@HillaryWarnedUs) February 15, 2019
— Phyllis Michaels (@MortgageNerd_DC) February 15, 2019
— DC Memorialist (@DCMemorialist) February 15, 2019
The Handmaid’s Tale filming in DC today, I’ve never been happier to not have Friday classes. Blessed be the FRUIT???? May! The! Lord! OPEN!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/lgXk2qR4pc
— Aria (@vyaseraptor) February 15, 2019
And people were kind of freaking out.
Define irony: The Handmaid's Tale is filming on the National Mall today and the real President just declared a fake National Emergency.
— Ben Freeman (@BenFreemanDC) February 15, 2019
— Jonathan Urquhart (@jjburquhart) February 15, 2019
JFC, too close to home. Literally. https://t.co/tk6rOlw3xW
— Anne Toth (@clean_freak) February 15, 2019
These two get it.
The peace sign one is just spectacular
— PoPville (@PoPville) February 15, 2019
The camera guy is having a rough time pic.twitter.com/gl4WOrtm4C
— Phil Salvador (@ItsTheShadsy) February 15, 2019
We all are.
The dark series takes place in a dystopian, theocratic future in the post-USA republic of Gilead, where rich men run the show and free women have few rights.
(No spoilers ahead).