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.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Misogyny -- Fiction.
Pregnancy -- Social aspects -- Fiction.
Theocracy -- Fiction.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Miller, Bruce (Television producer and writer), creator.
Moss, Elisabeth, 1983- actor.
Strahovski, Yvonne, 1982- actor.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., publisher.
television adaptation of (work): Atwood, Margaret, 1939- Handmaid's tale.