Meet “The Stepford Wives!” The Classic Thriller Is More Timely Than Ever!

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Meet The Ladies Of Stepford!

You think “The Handmaid’s Tale” is torn from today’s culture – how about this classic sci-fi film?

The 70’s were chock full of classic films that have been forgotten to time…and it’s time to do something about it! Time to celebrate this sci-fi thriller!

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Kudos To Novelist Ira Levin!

Author Ira Levin wrote the original novel, and it was made into a terrific film with a great cast!

They are all just TOO perfect!

Katherine Ross stars as the newcomer to the neighborhood who realizes the term “Stepford Wife” isn’t a compliment…and something is clearly wrong with the other ladies in town…here is the film’s original trailer:

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This film is a classic, and in fact, the phrase “Stepford Wife” is still used to describe subservient women…and the poster became iconic for this image:

Tina Louise, who was “Ginger” in “Gilligan’s Island”, is one of the local women who doesn’t seem to have any ambition – except to please her husband, any time of the day or night…

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Paula Prentiss co-stars as well…she is a terrific actress who really nails the role of a lively wife who slowly changes in front of her friend’s eyes…

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Bobbie Markowe: [after being stabbed] Oh Joanna! My new dress! How could you do a thing like that? Just when I was going to give you coffee! How could you do a thing like that? I thought we were friends! Just when I was going to… how could you do a thing like that… just when I was going to give you coffee! Oh Joanna… I thought we were friends… I thought we were friends… friends… coffee… how could you do a thing like that? Like that? Like that? Like that? Friends… friends…

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This classic thriller was very badly remade with Nicole Kidman and Matthew Broderick…stick with the original!

Of course, Author Ira Levin wrote another cult classic as well:

Yes, he was the Author of “Rosemary’s Baby” – turned into a brilliant movie with Mia Farrow.

You can read why this film broke up Mia Farrow’s marriage to Frank Sinatra by clicking here:

If female-themed horror interests you, here’s one of the most neglected chills of the early 70’s:

“Let’s Scare Jessica To Death” has finally been given the blu-ray treatment and it’s a real chiller!

If you want to know what’s happening here, click on my story for the film’s terrific trailer and more!

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4 replies

  1. I have not watched Stepford Wives but I do remember Rosemary’s Baby. Who doesn’t? It sounds intriguing, John.

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  2. I read the book before watching the (first) film, and thought they did a great job of adapting it. I never bothered with the remake, even with Kidman starring.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. I didn’t know the author of Rosemary’s Baby (great book) also wrote Stepford wives. I loved this movie. Its impact is still with me today. I use the term whenever someone is way too socially robotic, whatever their role.

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  4. I’ve seen the originals of all of these and loved them, absolutely terrifying ! p.s. I forgot about Tina Louise being in Stepford

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