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Why The Handmaid’s Tale used Tom Petty’s "American Girl" for a key scene

  • Executive producer Bruce Miller said he was willing to “beg for permission” from Petty to use the song. Thankfully, the show got immediate clearance. “It’s such a complicated, mournful story,” says Miller. “'American Girl' paints a real picture of a real person. I thought it worked perfectly.”

    TOPICS: Hulu, The Handmaid's Tale, Bruce Miller, Tom Petty, Music and TV