A religion-based autocracy has taken over most of the United States, renaming the country Gilead. In this country women are second-class citizens. Anyone trying to escape is punished. One such person is June, who is captured while trying to escape with her husband and child and is sentenced to be a handmaid, bearing children for childless government officials. As a handmaid, June is renamed Offred. This is her story.
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In a February 20, 2019, piece on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," Lynn Neary reported on a large film shoot for the third season of the show on location at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Producer Kim Todd said that they filmed 200 extras in handmaid uniforms on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, but that in the actual scene "We will replicate those [200 women] with our visual effects so that the final shot will have thousands of handmaids stretching down the Mall between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument." Executive producer Warren Littlefield pointed out to Neary that in the scene they were shooting, June (Elizabeth Moss) "is kneeling on the exact same spot where Martin Luther King gave his 'I Have A Dream' speech. So, yeah, goosebumps and chills over what that means." Neary also noted that when the scene airs, visual effects will have changed the Washington Monument into a giant cross. See more
Although all guards (security personnel) have earphones, there's always a radio chatter audible. See more
Hey, that shit is contagious. You want to see your baby girl again? Then you need to keep your fucking shit together.