Set in a Fascistic future America, The Handmaid's Tale tells the story of Kate, a handmaid. In this America, the religious right has taken over and gone hog-wild. Kate is a criminal, guilty of the crime of trying to escape from the US, and is sentenced to become a Handmaid. The job of a Handmaid is to bear the children of the man to whom she is assigned. After ruthless group training by Aunt Lydia in the proper way to behave, Kate is assigned as Handmaid to the Commander. Kate is attracted to Nick, the Commander's chauffeur. At the same time, a resistance movement begins to challenge the regime. Written by
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The name "Particicution" is a play on the name "Participaction", a government corporation founded by Pierre Trudeau
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When Aunt Lydia introduces herself to the prospective Handmaids, a slow-moving freight train is rolling through the background. This train disappears when she snaps her fingers. See more
I'll distract them. Run!
Version of The Handmaid's Tale
Johnny Come Home
Written by David Steele
and Roland Gift
Performed by Fine Young Cannibals
Published by Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
Courtesy of MCA Records/I.R.S. Records
Licensed by FFR Records Ltd Trading as London Records ©1985 See more