The Netflix miniseries Maid, which opens on October 1, is a portrait of resilience. Margaret Qualley plays Alex, a young mother who, after leaving her abusive boyfriend, finds herself without resources and without resources to get them.
According to Netflix, ‘Maid’ is on track to reach 67 million households, indicating that many viewers identify with Alex’s struggles as she battles poverty, spousal abuse, and a mountain of bureaucracy. Alex’s mother, Paula, is played by Andie MacDowell; Sean, the father of Alex’s kid, is played by Nick Robinson; Regina, Alex’s customer, is played by Anika Noni Rose; Yolanda, Alex’s boss, is played by Tracy Vilar; and Hank, Alex’s father, is played by Billy Burke.
Is Maid on Netflix a true story?
“Maid” is based on Stephanie Land’s book “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive,” which is based on Land’s own experience as a single mother working as a housekeeper to support herself and her little daughter.