Every weekend, one of the Kardashian-Jenner clan spends her Saturday doing something that sounds, to me, like the least amount of fun possible. I’m becoming quite smug about it. Last weekend, it was Khloé Kardashian going to the prom of a genuine teen. This weekend, it’s Kylie Jenner attending and possibly orchestrating a Handmaid’s Tale–themed birthday party for her friend.
On Saturday, a flurry of Instagram Stories announced that Kylie was at a party with an aesthetic based on the 1985 sci-fi thriller by Margaret Atwood, which imagines a nation where some women are enslaved and forced into surrogacy to maintain society’s rigid nuclear-family structure. In 2017, the book was adapted into a TV series starring Elisabeth Moss. Interesting way to celebrate … birth.
Hollywood Life reported on Sunday that Kylie threw the party for her friend Anastasia Karanikolaou’s 21st birthday. Sofia Richie was also there. Kylie decked out her house in red for the occasion. Metro reported that Kylie captioned an early Instagram Story video of the party with “You know The Handmaid’s Tale is my favorite show ever … so for Stassi’s birthday … welcome to Gilead.”
In a video posted to Instagram, Kylie can be seen greeting some partygoers as they travel up her birth-canal-chic driveway with a friendly “Praise be, ladies. Welcome, welcome! We’re gonna watch the first episode!” Three episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale’s third season premiered on June 5 — perhaps this is all an elaborate pretense to Hulu and chill?
Praise be, a party I was not invited to.