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Stephanie Land talks frankly about trying to raise her small daughter while working as a maid for hire in her 2019 memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. Land’s story is now being adapted for television in a new 10-episode Netflix series.
Most TV dramas based on novels are labeled “based on,” but Maid is labeled “inspired by,” and there’s a lot of fresh, fictional material added to the mix. This contains new characters as well as changes to actual locales and events. However, Land has stated that he approves of the TV show’s approach — that the creative team has done an excellent job of making this subject both engaging and relevant.
Margot Robbie and veteran TV writer-producer John Wells, whose credits include China Beach, ER, and The West Wing, serve as executive producers on Maid. Wells was also a writer and director on Shameless, a popular Showtime comedy about a family striving to make ends meet. Also, you must try to play this Maid Tv Series Quiz.
Maid Tv Series Quiz
The maid was created by Molly Smith Metzler, another Shameless writer. She wrote many of the Maid episodes, Wells directed four of them, and together they’ve produced a story conveyed exclusively from one point of view – complete with mistakes, missing facts, and bursts of fantasy.
In the opening scene, Alex, a young woman, wakes up in the middle of the night, sneaks out of bed where her husband Sean is resting, and drags their 2-year-old daughter, Maddie, to the car, preparing to drive away. We don’t know where she’s going, and she doesn’t know either.
Alex (played by Margaret Qualley) currently has few options and even less money. She begins with only $18, and we witness that money diminish on screen with each purchase of another gallon of gas or a dollar-store toy for Maddie.
Alex eventually gets an interview for a job as a maid-for-hire at a daily cleaning business. But in order to get that position, she needs to find someone to watch her kid. With no money to employ a sitter, her only option is a dangerous one: her own mother, a free-spirited artist with crazy sculptures and paintings, wild hair, and wild, manic eyes. Andie MacDowell plays her, and she dives into her manic-depressive persona with all the fire and fury she needs.
In the FX limited series Fosse/Verdon, Qualley played dancer Ann Reinking, but it was a glamorous supporting part. Maid is Alex’s adventure every step of the way, and she plays a vital leading role in it. We never know what’s going on or who’s doing what until Alex tells us. She continues to face problems, make decisions, and battle red tape and family members in order to move forward.
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The supporting cast of Maid is diverse and strong, but the strongest sequences in the first few episodes are between Alex and her mother. And it’s worth noting — though I didn’t realize it till after the fact — that MacDowell and Qualley are real-life mother and daughter.
In terms of Alex’s life, Maid never abandons her story or her point of view. Instead, the TV show comes up with incredibly creative ways to let us connect with her point of view. The most dramatic event in the first episode occurs off-camera because Alex is too far away to see it and we, like her, hear only sound.
Later, in court, fighting for custody of her baby, all the words attorneys and judges exchange degrade into what she — and we — only hear as the repeating phrase “legal legal legal.” And when she goes through the numerous papers she needs to fill out for the job and financial assistance applications, the words on the pages get more personal, gloomy, and downright unpleasant in her and our eyes.
Any description of Maid risks sounding depressingly depressing, but it isn’t. The actual lesson of Maid is that each of those modest acts of kindness is what may keep Alex going in the times of joy that surface, the minor successes, the unexpected displays of support. And, in truth, any of us.