2. It tells the story of Joanna, a young housewife who moves from New York to the suburban town of Stepford and slowly discovers something sinister behind the tranquil air of her neighbours. The film has spawned the sequels Revenge of the Stepford Wives, The Stepford Children, and The Stepford Husbands, plus an inferior remake.
6. Mary Stuart Masterson made her film debut as one of the children.
7. It’s possible to emulate a Stepford wife without living in Stepford. Here’s how.
8. The term ‘Stepford Wife’ has become a widely used term to describe women who willingly take on a subservient role in their relationships. Since marrying Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes has been regularly targeted with this label by the gossip press.
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