Mrs America: Cate Blanchett plays conservative activist in Hulu miniseries

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 series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the ’70s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted our political landscape.

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:

From a public policy standpoint, the way (the Coronavirus pandemic) relates directly to things we show in the show is the continuation of smaller government and smaller government oversight can lead to a situation where you’re exposed in a global pandemic or any situation.

Check out the trailer for Mrs America here:


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