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Mrs. America: Season 1 (2020)

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Critic 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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Mrs. America tells the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, aka "the sweetheart of the silent majority." Through the eyes of the women of the era -- both Schlafly and second wave feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus -- the series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 1970s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted the political landscape.

Cast

Cate Blanchett
as Phyllis Schlafly
Uzo Aduba
as Shirley Chisholm
Rose Byrne
as Gloria Steinem
Ari Graynor
as Brenda Feigen-Fasteau
Melanie Lynskey
as Rosemary Thomson
James Marsden
as Phil Cane
Margo Martindale
as Bella Abzug
John Slattery
as Fred Schlafly
Jeanne Tripplehorn
as Eleanor Schlafly
Tracey Ullman
as Betty Friedan
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Critic Reviews for Mrs. America: Season 1

All Critics (96) | Top Critics (31)

I'm completely nuts about this series, with its soundtrack that's all Etta James and Mama Cass, and its clothes that make you want to go wild on Etsy; I've only to see Tracey Ullman, who plays Betty Friedan... to clap my hands in delight.

July 8, 2020 | Full Review…

There are a lot of plots in "Mrs. America..." But they're woven together organically, unfolding with the same grace of the phenomenal cast.

April 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Schlafly is ostensibly the subject here, and Blanchett's performance is masterful, but Mrs. America is an ensemble piece in which its central figure functions as an event.

April 9, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

"Mrs. America" is a show that will leave you thinking and, if you're femme in any way, questing for a revolution.

April 2, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Mrs. America has zip to spare, bounding along on a '70s soundtrack, limning complex history, ideas, alliances, and personal dynamics with assuredness, tact, and insight.

April 16, 2020 | Full Review…
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Something seems amiss, separate from the filmmaking, separate from the artistry. Maybe it's just that it can be hard to separate Mrs. America's utter bleakness from its quality.

April 15, 2020 | Full Review…
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