Mrs. America: Miniseries (2020)


Miniseries
Mrs. America

Critics Consensus

Mrs. America captures the complicated life and times of Phyllis Schlafly with poise and style to spare, brought to vivid life by a superb ensemble led by another masterful performance from Cate Blanchett.

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Critic Ratings: 114

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User Ratings: 310

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 15, 2020

Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly considers another run for Congress, amid the women's movement's push for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.

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Air date: Apr 15, 2020

While Phyllis Schlafly mobilizes grassroots support in her fight against the ERA, Gloria Steinem fends off Bella Abzug's attempts to drag her further into the political game.

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Air date: Apr 15, 2020

Shirley Chisholm makes a historic run for president, while Gloria Steinem struggles to play politics at the DNC; Phyllis Schlafly takes her new anti-ERA organization national.

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Air date: Apr 22, 2020

As Stop ERA grows and gains media attention, Betty Friedan, the mother of the feminist movement, makes it her mission to take down Phyllis.

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Air date: Apr 29, 2020

Phyllis and Fred Schafly debate superstar feminist couple Brenda and Marc Feigan-Fasteau on television.

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Air date: May 6, 2020

With a pro-ERA Republican in the White House, Phyllis Schlafly protests her own party, which puts her in conflict with Republican feminist leader, Jill Ruckelshaus.

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Air date: May 13, 2020

Bella is put in charge of the first ever government-funded National Women's Conference; Phyllis and her women clash over how to best disrupt the conference.

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Air date: May 20, 2020

Alice, Rosemary and Pamela cross into enemy territory at the National Women's Conference in Houston, where they come face to face with feminist leaders.

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Air date: May 27, 2020

Gloria, Bella and Jill put pressure on the White House to act on their proposals from the National Women's Conference; Phyllis prepares to leverage her political victories as the 1980 presidential election draws near.

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Cast & Crew

Cate Blanchett
Phyllis Schlafly

Actor
Uzo Aduba
Shirley Chisholm

Actor
Elizabeth Banks
Jill Ruckelshaus

Actor
Rose Byrne
Gloria Steinem

Actor
Kayli Carter
Pamela

Actor
Ari Graynor
Brenda Feigen-Fasteau

Actor
Melanie Lynskey
Rosemary Thomson

Actor
James Marsden
Phil Crane

Actor
Margo Martindale
Bella Abzug

Actor
Niecy Nash
Flo Kennedy

Actor
Sarah Paulson
Alice

Actor
John Slattery
Fred Schlafly

Actor
Jeanne Tripplehorn
Eleanor Schlafly

Actor
Tracey Ullman
Betty Friedan

Actor
Cate Blanchett
Executive Producer
Anna Boden
Executive Producer
Ryan Fleck
Executive Producer
Stacey Sher
Executive Producer
Dahvi Waller
Executive Producer
Coco Francini
Executive Producer
Micah Schraft
Co-Executive Producer
April Smith
Consulting Producer
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Audience Reviews for Mrs. America: Miniseries

  • Jul 14, 2022
    Eerily prescient; if this had come out just 2 years later it likely would have been too close to home for at least half of the country to even consider watching as entertainment. The acting is all great and the subject matter critical in understanding how religion and politics have warped American government and culture. Ultimately, like most streaming shows, this feels like it might have worked more effectively as a 2 hour movie, versus a nearly 9 hour mini-series. The focus gets lost easily from episode-to-episode, with some creative elements feeling either out-of-place or mis-used (one episode involving a hangover went way too over-to-top in both style and execution). Worth watching for anyone curious about these characters and this moment in time; likely too uncomfortable or intense a subject for anyone else.
  • May 15, 2022
    Not a shallow entertainment, you must be into politics, but equally entertaining, a vivid portrayal of a fascinating time with outstanding performances, specially from Blanchett and Paulson.
  • Dec 09, 2021
    This Cast WAS AMAZING!! Cate led it wonderfully - true stories and really great performances!
  • Sep 07, 2021
    One of the best TV shows ever made and in my top 3 of favorites. It is simply impeccable! The cast is brilliant and Sarah Paulson's character plot is just mind-blowing!
  • May 29, 2021
    This one really surprised me. I wasn't sure what to expect. Great cast, well paced story, great soundtrack too. I thought the political themes might overpower the story but the individual characters shine through and it becomes as much about them as the history, although the political backdrop is in itself a fascinating character. Today's crazy makes much more sense when you see many of the early seeds in the story of the ERA and how divisive it became. Loved it.
  • Apr 24, 2021
    A complete character assassination of the late great Mrs. Phyllis Schlafly. Definitely historical FICTION. Do not recommend if you want an accurate display of the work and character of Mrs. Schlafly.
  • Mar 20, 2021
    Should be noted that I only made it through 5/9 episodes. Needed to be a feature film, really. Attempts to accomplish too much by examining too many characters in depth, even when they're not particularly engaging. Cate Blanchett is typically superb as Schlafly, but a lot of the rest of the cast do not compare. When the focus is shifted away from her, the series becomes massively dull. I can't speak much for or against the show's historical accuracy or representations, so it's best if I leave that out. Overall, an intriguing idea stretched too thin.
  • Feb 14, 2021
    Great story lines and great actresses!
  • Dec 29, 2020
    great show, great play by Kate B. fun to watch
  • Oct 10, 2020
    This series didn't attempt to understand Phyllis Schlafly or her viewpoint. The character here is a well-dressed straw man set up for the feminist characters to knock down. There was a missed opportunity to accurately to portray a complex and interesting political figure.

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