How the Mrs. America Cast Compares to the Real-Life Players
Heavy is the heart for whom the crown remains just out of reach.
Earlier this year, Mrs. America took viewers back in time to the tumultuous 1970s, when the feminist quest for equality took center stage and faced some major (and majorly disheartening) opposition.
Now nominated for 10 Emmys, the FX on Hulu limited series chronicles the ultimately unsuccessful fight for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, a common cause that brought iconic activists Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm and Bella Abzug together, but which also exposed the schisms within the feminist movement—cracks that existed even before they ran up against conservative firebrand Phyllis Schlafly.
Written by Kartia Velino