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Maid – A powerful drama with outstanding performances

Maid – A powerful drama with outstanding performances

The new Netflix series “Maid” had its premiere on the 1st of October 2021 and is on track to beat “The Queen’s Gambit” as Netflix’s most watched miniseries.

“Maid” was adapted from Stephanie Land’s bestselling 2019 memoir “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive” and tells the story of a young 23-year-old mother – Alex (Margaret Qualley), who’s escaping from the abusive partner with her 2-year-old daughter Maddy (Rylea Nevaeh Whittet).

Alone and homeless, the woman is trying to survive by seeking the help of the social care, however she is sent away with nothing, being told she firstly needs to find a job. After securing a cleaning job, the young mother can only work limited hours in order to qualify for government assistance.

Struggling financially and not having anyone to look after Maddy, Alex is reaching out for help to her free-spirited mother Paula (played by Qualley’s real-life mother, Andie MacDowell). Unfortunately, this doesn’t end well for the young woman and she needs to face her battles alone.

A sensitive subject that is not always easy to watch, Maid takes great care of this drama that is undeniably powerful, grounded by an outstanding performance by Margaret Qualley. It also points out that certain things don’t come easily to everyone. It also shows that people who need real help, sometimes really need to struggle to get it and things can quickly get worse when you have no one to turn to.

You can watch the trailer here.



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