Using my blog to try and make the world a better place. If I can help someone forget their troubles for a few minutes a day, it's all worth it.

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):
I watch the ripples change their size, but never leave the stream of warm impermanent sand. So the days flow through my eyes but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Stepford Wives:

In the 70's, mom was engrossed in this book (after the movie came out). I, on the other hand, was not. It was about how the men of the town of Stepford tainted the water supply so their wives would be like robots.... I still don't get it..

11 comments:

Marissa said...

This TV movie was creepy when it came out. The women in the community were "perfect" in the way they looked, dressed and took care of their husbands.

There are still some places like that right here in Southern California. Not in my 'hood, though. I'd smack a woman's robot face for being like that.

Marissa said...

Although...my husband thinks the woman across the street is a porn actress. So, maybe that's the same thing??

grannyann said...

That is sort of a cult classic. Now when people want to give an example of a perfect person they use the term "a Stepford wife or person, etc" I liked that movie.

joe said...

I seem to recall it was sort of some "women's lib propaganda" flick. Like all the male chauvanist pigs were working behind the scenes to make dutiful wifeys...

Gilligan said...

This one falls into the "why remake this?" category. But they did, and it sucked.

joe said...

Don't let mom hear you say that..

Lynda said...

I think you are right that it's some kind of women's lib thing. Kind of a "don't be the way a man expects you to be, be yourself" kind of message.

I saw the remake. I thought it was corny.

joe said...

And what's up with all those wide-brimmed hats, anyway. Why were those such a big deal back then???

Hairball said...

Hi Joe! *waves*

Whenever I'm over at IMDB looking up an old flick and discover that a remake is planned, I see red. In my opinion, 99.9% of remakes just plain suck.

Don't get me started on the bozos who pick old songs and use them for commercials. I'm still upset about that Tums commercial.

*crawls back under her bridge.*

joe said...

AHHH! NOT THE TUMS COMMERCIAL!!!

Hairball said...

Can't anybody write a freakin' jingle anymore?!? I still remember the Oscar Meyer bologna song so the ad certainly did its job!

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