Mrs. America: Hulu New Series on Women’s Movement, Starring Cate Blanchett

Mrs. America is a fact-based story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and the unexpected backlash led by Phyllis Schlafly (played by two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett), a conservative woman.

Through the women of that era — both Schlafly and second-wave feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus — the series explores a tough battleground in the culture wars of the 1970s. And how it helped give rise to the Moral Majority, forever changing our political landscape.

Cast and Characters

Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly
Rose Byrne as Gloria Steinem
Sarah Paulson as Alice
Margo Martindale as Bella Abzug
Uzo Aduba as Shirley Chisholm
Elizabeth Banks as Jill Ruckelshaus
Tracey Ullman as Betty Friedan
John Slattery as Fred Schlafly