History Fridge / TheStepfordWives

6th Jun '17 7:00:55 AM cluosborne
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** In [[spoiler: Claire's]] words "That's next."
3rd Jun '17 1:17:38 PM toongrrl1990
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* More Fridge Sadness than Horror. Several of the original wives were Moms, like Joanna and her friends, they even visit a Stepford Wife who says she has several young children with the youngest being three. It hits you that the husbands are so selfish and callous, that not only do they not regard their wives as people with their own interests and right to live life to their fullest, but they care more about their wants than about their children.

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* More Fridge Sadness than Horror. Several of the original wives were Moms, like Joanna and her friends, they even visit a Stepford Wife who says she has several young children with the youngest being three. It hits you that the husbands are so selfish and callous, that not only do they not regard their wives as people with their own interests and right to live life to their fullest, but they care more about their wants than about their children. \n Robots can't really emote, empathize, or give realistic advice; Stepford will not only be a town full of sex toy/housecleaning robots and serial killer misogynists, but also of really confused and broken kids who didn't know they lost their Mothers.
3rd Jun '17 1:16:07 PM toongrrl1990
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* More Fridge Sadness than Horror. Several of the original wives were Moms, like Joanna and her friends, they even visit a Stepford Wife who says she has several young children with the youngest being three. It hits you that the husbands are so selfish and callous, that not only do they not regard their wives as people with their own interests and right to live life to their fullest, but they care more about their wants than about their children.
10th Dec '16 1:47:48 AM aradia22
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* If [[spoiler:Claire wanted revenge for her husband cheating on her]], then wouldn't it make more sense to just [[spoiler:Stepfordize the husbands instead]]?

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**** Because you don't deserve to have your willpower taken away and to be subject to the whims of someone else because of minor character flaws. Even being unsympathetic, they were still human beings. Perceived flaws aren't a justification for domestic abuse. A teacher can't hit a student for misbehaving. The bad thing is still bad separate from the impetus.
* If [[spoiler:Claire wanted revenge for her husband cheating on her]], her ]], then wouldn't it make more sense to just [[spoiler:Stepfordize the husbands instead]]?
19th Nov '16 1:49:54 PM Bergamot
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* The Pilgrim family who previously occupied Joanna and Walter's house moved out after only two months. It takes three months to build a robot wife, so clearly, the Pilgrims wanted out before the process could be completed. What happened there? Did the husband get cold feet? Did the wife have a realization like Joanna's and escaped? Or maybe...[[KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade they didn't actually move out]].
17th Feb '16 10:52:58 AM Bergamot
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** While never explicitly stated, it appears that Stepford was specifically created as an enclave for recruiting a very particular demographic: successful, well-off family men with liberated feminist wives. All of the men in Stepford are family men in established marriages; all are comfortably upper-middle-class; all are in lines of work that would particularly benefit building the robots (often in surprising ways: an illustrator famous for drawing pin-up art now does the prototype sketches of the future wives; a world-renown linguist does voice recordings not only to make the robot voices natural, but also to create a vocabulary algorithm that prevents the wives from having any but a limited set of ideas and interests). The one thing their success couldn't get them? A compliant, devoted wife. Short answer: money was never the issue. Having exactly the sort of life they felt they deserved was. And as the person above points out, why would you risk exposure and prosecution when your life's perfect?
1st Feb '16 8:39:18 PM Taxima
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** There's also the possibility of many of the wives becoming [[HollywoodCyborg cyborgs]] which would still account for some things.



* If [[spoiler:Claire wanted revenge for her husband cheating on her]], then wouldn't it make more sense to just [[spoiler:Stepfordize the husbands instead]]?

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* If [[spoiler:Claire wanted revenge for her husband cheating on her]], then wouldn't it make more sense to just [[spoiler:Stepfordize the husbands instead]]?instead]]?
** The Stepford program and process didn't exist yet at the time, it was only ''after'' the deed was done that things started to come to our villain.
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2nd Jan '16 11:18:36 AM PersonalPOV
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** They're the only ones interesting in stopping the conspiracy.

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** They're the only ones interesting interested in stopping the conspiracy.conspiracy.
*** Can't they stop it by dying? Horribly and painfully? Because they're so bad they make RootingForTheEmpire the default mode for the movie.
4th Dec '15 1:56:59 PM yakko
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** They're the only ones interesting in stopping the conspiracy.
5th Sep '15 11:36:55 AM Psi001
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*** The whole society consists of the psychotic view [[PsychopathicManchild "If you don't do and act as I wish, I can just kill you and replace you with a clone who will!"]] How long do you think a town of pseudo SpoiledBrat serial killers would truly last? It seems probable that the populace will slowly decrease into robots until too few humans exist to keep the project under control. And if it seeps outside of the village in the process...
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