Skip to content

Sunday Matinee: Stepford Wives (1975) – Katherine Ross

24/10/2021

The original and the best

The Stepford Wives is a 1975 American satirical horror film[4] directed by Bryan Forbes, written by William Goldman, and starring Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, and Peter Masterson. Its plot follows a woman who relocates with her husband and children from New York City to the Connecticut community of Stepford, where she comes to find the women live unwaveringly subservient lives to their husbands. The film is based on the 1972 novel of the same name by Ira Levin.

Filmed in Connecticut in 1974, The Stepford Wives premiered theatrically in February 1975. It grossed $4 million at the United States box office, though it received mixed reviews from critics. Reaction from feminist activists and writers was extremely divided at the time of its release, with Betty Friedan deeming it a “rip-off of the women’s movement” and discouraging women from seeing it, though others such as Gael Greene and Eleanor Perry defended the film.

While the film was a moderate success at the time of release, it has grown in stature as a cult film over the years.[5]

Building upon the reputation of Levin’s novel, the term “Stepford” or “Stepford wife” has become a popular science fiction concept and several sequels were shot, as well as a 2004 remake using the same title, but rewritten as a comedy instead of a serious horror/thriller film

Above is from Wikipedia with MORE AT LINK

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: