Cherry 2000 is a 1987 science fiction cult film starring Melanie Griffith and David Andrews. In the year 2017, the United States has suffered a series of civil insurrections and economic downturns, fragmenting America into post-apocalyptic wastelands and limited civilized areas. One of the effects of the economic crisis is a decline in manufacturing both in quantity and quality, and heavy emphasis on recycling aging 20th Century mechanical equipment. At the same time, robotic technology has made tremendous developments and female androids (or "gynoids") are used as substitutes for wives. Society has become increasingly bureaucratic and hypersexualized, with the declining human sexual encounters requiring contracts drawn up by lawyers prior to sexual activity.