“The Stepford Wives is a 1972 satirical thriller novel by Ira Levin. The story concerns Joanna Eberhart, a photographer and young mother who begins to suspect that the frighteningly submissive housewives in her new idyllic Connecticut neighborhood may be robots created by their husbands. The book has had two feature film adaptations, both using the same title as the novel: the critically acclaimed 1975 version and the critically panned 2004 remake.
“While the 1975 film was a moderate success at the time of release, it has grown in stature as a cult film over the years. Building upon the reputation of Levin’s novel, the term “Stepford” or “Stepford Wife” has become a popular science fiction concept and several sequels were shot, as well as a remake in 2004 using the same title, but rewritten as a comedy instead of a serious horror/thriller film.”
Well, the satire and comedy are missing from the video below. This video recounts how one man fixated on actress Scarlett Johansson built a robot to look like her for $50,000. I don’t know which is creepier: the robot/Stepford-Wife or its inventor.