Stepford Wives on the other hand seemed to get a little worse as it went on from the point at which we stopped watching it in class. The beginning was so hilarious, and so was the part when the family first arrived in Stepford and were getting shown around, but I felt that it lost its sparkle from there. I liked that part where the lady in "I Can Do Better" said, "Before this show, I only slept with one man. And that was usually Hank." It was sad how this seems like it could almost be a real reality TV show. It reminded me of an ad campaign on PBS where they made funny fake commercials for extremely mindless reality TV shows. For example:
It was a bit confusing how in the beginning, the main character seemed to really love her job and be super into it. She seemed like she really fit into that world. But then when she went to Stepford, she seemed more counterculturey, which seemed to contradict her persona from before a little. I know that her brain was zapped before she got to Stepford, but later when she meets the short Jewish lady, she says something like, "OMG I LOVE your work, the one about your mother? What was that called again? Oh right, I Love You But Please Die." The lady in the beginning of the movie didn't seem like the kind of lady who would be a big fan of the works of a sassy dorky feminist lady. One question I was left with in the end of the movie was I wondered what would happen to the Stepford wives after they stopped being controlled robots. Because if all of them are like that lady who kept saying "Do-si-do" over and over, then they all have a good amount of robotic machinery in their brains. The Do-Si-Do lady stopped going haywire when the mayor came and kind of snapped her neck a bit, causing her robotic machinery to spark. Is all of that sparky metal stuff just going to stay inside the Stepford wives' heads for the rest of their lives?