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
Branded: Sold: Controlled
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originally quit the role of Serena Joy, the Commander's wife, believing her character to be too weak, but a phone call from the source book's author, Margaret Atwood
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A man is giving a speech denouncing women. He lists one of their sins as "test-tube babies" (on the soundtrack), but his mouth is clearly saying something else. See more
You are the lucky ones. You are going to serve God and country. I pronounce you handmaids.
Old Hundredth (Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow)
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