Before Samantha Bee‘s “Not the White House Correspondents Dinner” this weekend, Refinery 29 got to ask a few questions on the purple carpet.
Specifically, Elisa Kreisinger wondered, “Can these people really tell the difference between something a Republican said and something that came from the dystopian novel that we all read in high school but didn’t think would become real life, The Handmaid‘s Tale?”
You’ll recall that Margaret Atwood‘s The Handmaid’s Tale was recently adapted for Hulu and the stars of the series made no effort to hide their conviction that the story of female subjugation and relegation to breeding roles under a harshly Christian theocracy has a deep relevance to current events in America. In fact, sales of the book skyrocketed after the election of Donald Trump and his Vice President Mike Pence.
Trump and Pence both had quotes featured in R29‘s game, which had people like Bee and CNN’s Jake Tapper struggling to identify whether a Republican official or Atwood came up with each statement.
Some classics like Trump’s “putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing” made an appearance, but players were routinely stumped over whether some lesser-known quotes actually came from real-life politicians.
“As soon as I’m excited about winning, I realize we all lose,” said Franchesca Ramsey after getting a right answer. “All of us.”
Watch above, via Refinery 29.
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