The Stepford Wives

MGM – Saturday 12 December, 8.30pm

Avoid the diabolical remake and check out this brilliant 70s sci-fi classic about a family that moves to the perfect suburban neighbourhood of Stepford, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all-too-perfect behaviour of the female residents.

Based on a novel by Ira Levin.

Director: Bryan Forbes (International Velvet).

Starring: Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Peter Masterson, Tina Louise, Nanette Newman, Mary Stuart Masterson.

“A highly suspenseful movie… With its references to consciousness-raising groups and other archaic matters, it’s very much of its time, but the film is effective for its vision of homogenized suburbia as a place in which housewifery has made women as interchangeable as the mass-produced products in their supermarket.” – A.V. Club

“Clever, witty and enjoyably offbeat.” — BBC

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