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.
This is not ordinary. (Season 1)
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In Season three episode one of the West Wing, dedicated to the attack of 911, Stockard Channing explains to the group of students about Isaac and Ishmael. This story is the basis of the handmaid's tale, the book and eventual show which both Bradley Whitford and Elizabeth Moss would star in almost 20 years later See more
Although all guards (security personnel) have earphones, there's always a radio chatter audible. See more
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