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 source 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 believe it may be June, based on various subtle hints in the text. (In a 2017 article for the New York Times Book Review, Atwood says about the interpretation that Offred's real name was June, "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 filmmakers chose Kate as her pre-Gileadean name, and choose to state it clearly. See more
Version of The Handmaid's Tale