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
A haunting tale of sexuality in a country gone wrong.
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Did You Know?
The address of Commander Fred's House is "1810". The full address of the actual location is 1810 Cedar Street in Durham North Carolina; more famously known as the Michael Peterson murder house. Faye Dunaway and Natasha Richardson descend the real staircase of the crime scene at 54:33 in the film. See more
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
I like girls.
Little Girl Blue
Written by Richard Rodgers
and Lorenz Hart
Published by Polygram International Publishing, Inc. See more