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. Written by
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(Aunt Lydia) was in the midst of filming Good Behavior
(2016) in Wilmington (NC) when she got the call from her agent regarding the script. After just one read and she accepted right away. See more
Version of The Handmaid's Tale