TV Series | TV-MA | | Drama, Sci-Fi
Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.
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In the original novel by Margaret Atwood, the main character is known only by her patronymic, Offred (or "of Fred," since she "belongs" to a Commander named Fred). Her real name is never revealed, though many readers interpret her name to be June, based on various subtle hints in the text. In a 2017 article for the "New York Times Book Review", author Margaret Atwood says about the interpretation, "That was not my original thought, but it fits, so readers are welcome to it if they wish." In the 1990 film adaptation of the novel, The Handmaid's Tale (1990), the filmmakers chose Kate as her pre-Gileadean name, and state it clearly.
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Although all guards (security personnel) have earphones, there's always a radio chatter audible.
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