Mrs. America

Mrs. America

  • Seasons:
  • 1
Mrs. America recounts the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and the unexpected backlash led by Phyllis Schlafly, aka “the sweetheart of the silent majority.” Through the eyes of the women of the era, the FX 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 the political landscape.
Mrs. America recounts the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and the unexpected backlash led by Phyllis Schlafly, aka “the sweetheart of the silent majority.” Through the eyes of the women of the era, the FX 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 the political landscape.

Season 1 (10 episodes)

  • 1. Phyllis

    Original air date: 04/15/2020 Runtime: 47:26 min.

    Original air date: 04/15/2020 Runtime: 47:26 min. Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly considers another run for Congress, amid the women’s movement’s push for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Written by Dahvi Waller; directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.

  • 2. Gloria

    Original air date: 04/15/2020 Runtime: 49:54 min.

    Original air date: 04/15/2020 Runtime: 49:54 min. While Phyllis 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. Written by Dahvi Waller; directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.

  • 3. Shirley

    Original air date: 04/15/2020 Runtime: 45:16 min.

    Original air date: 04/15/2020 Runtime: 45:16 min. Shirley Chisholm makes a historic run for president, while Gloria struggles to play politics at the DNC. Phyllis takes her new anti-ERA organization national. Written by Tanya Barfield; directed by Amma Asante.

  • 4. Betty

    Original air date: 04/22/2020 Runtime: 51:28 min.

    Original air date: 04/22/2020 Runtime: 51:28 min. As Stop ERA grows and gains media attention, Betty Friedan, the mother of the Feminist movement, makes it her mission to take down Phyllis. Written by Boo Killebrew; directed by Amma Asante.

  • 5. Phyllis & Fred & Brenda & Marc

    Original air date: 04/29/2020 Runtime: 55:26 min.

    Original air date: 04/29/2020 Runtime: 55:26 min. Phyllis and Fred Schlafly debate superstar Feminist couple Brenda and Marc Feigan-Fasteau on television. Written by Micah Schraft & April Shih; directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnere.

  • 6. Jill

    Original air date: 05/06/2020 Runtime: 49:55 min.

    Original air date: 05/06/2020 Runtime: 49:55 min. With a pro-ERA Republican in the White House, Phyllis protests her own party, which puts her in conflict with Republican Feminist leader, Jill Ruckelshaus. Written by Sharon Hoffman; directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnere.

  • 7. Bella

    Original air date: 05/13/2020 Runtime: 54:20 min.

    Original air date: 05/13/2020 Runtime: 54:20 min. 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. Written by Micah Schraft; directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.

  • 8. Houston

    Original air date: 05/20/2020 Runtime: 51:27 min.

    Original air date: 05/20/2020 Runtime: 51:27 min. 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. Written by Dahvi Waller; directed by Janicza Bravo.

  • 9. Reagan

    Original air date: 05/27/2020 Runtime: 54:43 min.

    Original air date: 05/27/2020 Runtime: 54:43 min. 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. Written by Dahvi Waller and Joshua Allen Griffith; directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.

  • 101. Mrs. America First Look

    Original air date: 04/05/2020 Runtime: 2:43 min.

    Original air date: 04/05/2020 Runtime: 2:43 min. Get a FIRST LOOK at the new limited series Mrs. America.