TIDE TURN PLACES GIRLS IN CONTROL
THE championing of women’s sexuality in Netflix series Tidelands is liberating, says Madeleine Madden.
The rising star, 21, plays a young revolutionary among the community of seductive half-human, half-siren Tidelanders, led by Elsa Pataky’s character, in Australia’s first original Netflix series. It was filmed across southeast Queensland this year.
“It is definitely a very sexy show,” Madden said. “It’s very female driven. It’s a matriarchal society and that was quite liberating. If we had to do things a bit naked or an intimate scene it was good because it was very much the women in control and we had female directors, which really changes the vibe on set.
“No one came away thinking it was distasteful or vulgar. It’s empowering and I think that’s why people will enjoy this show and why I think it’s appropriate for what’s happening around the world at the moment.
“And everyone wants to be a mermaid.”
Madden and her co-stars will walk the red carpet at the world premiere in Brisbane tomorrow. It is almost a homecoming for Madden, who spent more than half the year in Queensland, filming Tidelands, followed by American blockbuster Dora The Explorer on the Gold Coast for the past four months.
She plans to split her time between the US and Australia next year.
NEW WAVE: Madeleine Madden stars in new series Tidelands. Picture: Netflix