This article intends to analyze the TV series The Handmaid’s Tale taking into account three ethical problems that attract our attention while viewing: the treatment of women’s body in this totalitarian regime, how a subject is named and included in the lineage, how the family myth is transmitted and what is its relevance, and what are the consequences of what is not said about identity and filiation. One of our hypothesis is that in the logic of Gilead’s totalitarian regime the origin of children will never be revealed to them. We will also try to clarify what place the child is given within such a totalitarian system portrayed by this fiction. Since the cinematographic material analyzed sets a dystopian future in which there is a regression to a patriarchy of coercion in which women lose their acquired rights, it is of vital importance to stop to reflect on these matters since nowadays the patriarchy is being questioned and deconstructed.
[marron]Keywords:[/marron] Female body | Totalitary regime | Filiation | Farse