Spoilers ahead for this week's episode of The H andmaid's Tale. The girls obviously have rings that prevent them from opening their mouths. We know that food and nutrition are important in Gilead for the handmaids because the people in charge want the women to be strong enough to be able to have kids, so this seems pretty contradictory to their whole M. You would have so many cavities! Your breath would be so stinky!
June must cover her mouth while she’s in Washington, D.C.
Showrunner Bruce Miller reveals why some of the handmaids have rings in their mouths
We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The episode revealed how much more extreme the dystopian ideology of Gilead is enforced in the US capital. One of the most shocking elements was the reveal that Handmaids in D.
Subscriber Account active since. When June first arrives with Aunt Lydia, she notices the handmaids in DC cover their mouths with red cloths in addition to wearing bonnets and red cloaks. Seventeen minutes into the episode, June unsuccessfully tries to strike up a conversation with one of the handmaids, Ofgeorge. Confused, June turns her head to notice a series of three large rings is keeping the young woman's mouth shut. Horrified, June instantly turns her head. It's a truly unsettling moment which may make your stomach churn. The rings in Ofgeorge's mouth unsettle June. It was an extrapolation of the enforced silence, which is the idea that handmaids are told to be quiet, and they're forced to be quiet. Miller said the rings started out as a voluntary experiment in DC.
The Hulu series has taken the story further and included even more atrocities that the handmaids must endure. June Elisabeth Moss discovered in season 3 that there are some handmaids that are even more unlucky than herself. They are forced to wear actual rings pierced through their skin to seal their mouths shut. It was truly a shock at first glance. But why do some of the handmaids have rings in their mouths? Viewers will remember when June travels to Washington, D. While visiting, June has to cover her mouth with a special red garmen t attachment that covers her mouth and is truly a horrible sight. It was truly terrifying to see women unable to speak with rings in their mouths.