FX on Hulu’s new miniseries, Mrs America, is set to be released on 15 April.
The miniseries gives an interesting view of the struggle for women’s rights in the United States of the 70s; it shows the struggle to ratify Equal Rights Amendment and the opposition to it by a conservative woman, Phyllis Schlafly.
Mrs America depicts the battle of the second-wave feminists like Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm against women like Schlafly, who did not want the change that these women were asking for. It also shows the different views that exist within a faction and that not all women can want the same thing. According to the description of the show:
The show has an impressive cast. Apart from Cate Blanchett, it also includes Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Paulson, Margo Martindale, and more. The drama is created by Dahvi Waller.
It is one of the most awaited web series of this year as it gives a different perspective, of a woman antagonistic to women’s rights, to the audience. It is something that has not been discussed a lot in the popular culture.
Stacey Sher, the executive producer, comparing the current global situation to the events in her show said:
Check out the trailer for Mrs America here: