The series is emotional, raw, and brutal in its portrayal of the struggles single mothers go through to make it in the world.
The Netflix series Maid has been garnering a lot of attention for the powerful story it tells about a single mother who escapes an abusive relationship and turns to house-cleaning in order to make ends meet. She then has to overcome homelessness as well, as she works hard to create a better life for her daughter. The series was created by Molly Smith Metzler starring Margaret Qualley (Alex,) Nick Robinson (Sean,) Andie MacDowell (Paula,) and is based on Stephanie Land's memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive.
The poignant story has been touching hearts and leaving a lasting impression on people who have watched the 10-part series. Maid is emotional, raw, and brutal in its portrayal of the struggles single mothers go through to make it in the world especially when they belong to the lower echelons of the economy. If you needed a testimony for how good the series is, we'll let these tweets do the talking.
if you’re not watching MAID starring margaret qualley then you need to drop everything and start! it’s her career-best performance so far, she’s captivating as a single mother struggling to survive and provide for her daughter after fleeing an abusive relationship. #MAIDNetflix pic.twitter.com/jjH6vBmiji— bethany 👻 (@fiImgal) October 3, 2021
TW // domestic violence#MAIDNetflix is a must watch. I was amazed at how they tackled dv through the lens of someone who was not physically abused but was emotionally, verbally and mentally abused. It brought to light an angle that's often disregarded when it comes to dv pic.twitter.com/xHezQJD7Qv— Q (@JCQuijada_) October 2, 2021
Watching #MAIDNetflix made me realize how privileged I am in ways I never even realized. There is no point in my life where, if I had to flee an unsafe situation, I wouldn’t have had my choice of a dozen safe places to go, where I could count on people to take me in & help.— Vanessa Wyeth (@vwyeth) October 2, 2021
Andie and Margaret are fantastic in this series. A mother’s will to survive dealing with abuse and homelessness while trying to deal with her own mother. Great 🎭 #MAIDNetflix pic.twitter.com/kVdYBaPxMd— Stingray (@Stingrayomega) October 2, 2021
I don’t think I’ve watched a show/movie that depicts the different forms of Abuse like #MAIDNetflix does and the cycle of abuse.— Leanne Jorari (@LSJorari) October 3, 2021
When a DV victim goes back to the perpetrator, there are reasons why and more often than not, people judge them without understanding why.
I will never run out of amazing things to say about #MAIDNetflix. It’s an onion with layers to it, revealing the story of a woman facing DV, poverty, PTSD, a system and society that gaslights the oppressed, and most importantly: hope. The writing , the ACTING—superb. pic.twitter.com/gzf0x5yISG— pantat bayi (@hetero_heroine) October 3, 2021
Everytime Alex dodges Nate’s attempt to ask her out…What are you doing girl?!? 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️ Some of this misfortune is on you. Look at this hot successful man! (PS I’m only on episode 5) #MAIDNetflix pic.twitter.com/9yaCb3qF50— S.S. Autumn 🍁🐿🍎🍂 (@FriendlyBoat) October 2, 2021
I recommend this show for your next binge. Amazing performances, gripping story and really stirs up your emotions on a very important subject. Will finish over the weekend! #MAIDNetflix @NetflixANZ pic.twitter.com/p8CApibLxX— Daniel (@danrts) October 1, 2021
If you want to know why some of us talk a lot about the difference in having family support and not having it - watch #MAIDNetflix because @stepville has given us a look at the sharp contrast. As well as a rare view on poverty and domestic work from the pov of someone who knows.— Lori Lou Freshwater (@loufreshwater) October 2, 2021
Just finished watching #MAIDNetflix. Should be required for schools. Can't stop crying. I was on 4 different Government programs, took 'invisible' jobs, couldn't rely on family, and moved so many times to accomplish my goals... 1/3— KarmaBaby and LilyBug ❤️🐶🐶🐞 (@Karmathebeagle) October 2, 2021
Being on government programs here is a full-time job on top of a full time job. Its no joke. Long lines, tons of paperwork, have to get A before B but need B before you can get A. Its enough to drive you crazy! I was lucky. I understood enough. Those w/o education..its awful! 2/3— KarmaBaby and LilyBug ❤️🐶🐶🐞 (@Karmathebeagle) October 2, 2021
What makes #MAIDNetflix even more powerful is that the truth is she never would have gotten out if it wasn't for that one helping hand. That one rich woman. No matter how hard she worked the gap in the US, and lack of a safety net, does not allow transition between classes 3/3— KarmaBaby and LilyBug ❤️🐶🐶🐞 (@Karmathebeagle) October 2, 2021