“We are becoming the men we wanted to marry” – Gloria Steinem
American Horror Story, American Crime Story and now Mrs. America- FX Networks is clearly going all in for all things U.S.A. The American network revealed the first look of the upcoming miniseries Mrs. America and they’re all-star studded. The ensemble cast is led by Oscar winner Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly and will also feature Rose Byrne as Gloria Steinem, Uzo Aduba as Shirley Chisholm, Sarah Paulson as Alice, and Elizabeth Banks as Jill Ruckelshaus.
Mrs. America follows the true story of the rise of feminism in America and the legal battle over the Equal Rights Amendment of the 1970s along with the push back by conservative Phyllis Schlafly. Schlafly waged a campaign against the passage of the ERA as well as against the legalization of abortion and the gay rights movement. The show further explores how the course of history was changed from the rise of the Moral Majority in the ’70s through the eyes of the women from the era — Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus.
While Mrs. America is slated to premiere in 2020, till then take a look at these promising pictures:
Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly
Rose Byrne as Gloria Steinem
Sarah Paulson as Alice
John Slattery as Fred Schlafly
Uzo Aduba as Shirley Chisholm
Margo Martindale as Bella Abzug
James Marsden as Phil Crane
Tracey Ullman as Betty Friedan
Elizabeth Banks as Jill Ruckelshaus