This past week I continued watching the movie Stepford Wives. This movie is about Joanna Eberhart she runs a booming tv network in new york until she gets fired, after her and her husband decide to take the family and move to Stepford, CT. The town is very odd cause when they get there Joanna starts to realize all of the wives are super domesticated and only do what their husbands ask of them and nothing else. Joanna decides she wants to leave but her husband encourages her to give the town a chance and the people in it. This is my favorite scene, Joanna “Will how do I do that?” Walter “first no more black!” Joanna “No more black!! Are you insane?” Walter “that’s right you heard me! Only high-powered neurotic castrating Manhattan career bitches wear black!!! Is that what you wanna be?” Joanna “Ever since I was a little girl…”
I think this film is great because it was made in 2004 but the issues and themes it discusses in the film are very prevalent today. The film focuses on this idea that powerful women are something to be feared and if women have to much power it’ll be a bad thing. So what is the solution? To turn women into brainwashed blonde robots that only listen to their husbands. The movie takes an interesting turn at the end though because we find out one of the women turns her husband who was very powerful into a robot as well. So this movie is very much about which gender should hold the power and if one side has too much is there a problem? I think science fiction does a great job at showing its viewers what will happen if we don’t fix things like for example if women keep getting mistreated in the work place are they all going to end up as robots?