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
in 1972 in an attempt to get Canadians into fitness. The corporation lasted until 2000 in Margaret Atwood
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When Serena Joy shows Kate the photograph of Kate's daughter, the two are sitting on a sofa. After Serena hands Kate the photo, she takes a cigarette out of a pack and picks up a lighter. In the next shot, she's smoking the cigarette even though we have never seen her actually light it. See more
I want to see as little of you as possible. If I get trouble, I give trouble right back.
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I Don't Know Enought About You
Written by Peggy Lee
and Dave Barbour
Performed by The Mills Brothers
Published by Duchess Music Corporation
Rights administered by MCA Music Publishing, a division of MCA, Inc. See more