Skip to comments.Cate Blanchett to Play Anti-Feminist Phyllis Schlafly in FX Limited Series (tr)
Posted on 10/30/2018 11:37:24 AM PDT by EdnaMode
Talk about a crowning achievement: FX has lured Cate Blanchett to the small screen.
The two-time Oscar winner has signed on to star in FXs 70s-set limited series Mrs. America, TVLine has learned. The gig will mark Blanchetts first major role in a U.S. television series.
Created and written by former Mad Men scribe Dahvi Waller, Mrs. America tells the true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly (played by Blanchett).
Through the eyes of the women of that era both Schlafly and second wave feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus Mrs. America explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 70s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted our political landscape.
In a statement, Blanchett who will also serve as an EP alongside Waller, Stacey Sher, and Coco Francini hailed the timeliness of the story. I am extremely excited about delving into the material, she said, as there couldnt be a more appropriate time to peel back the layers of this recent period of history, which couldnt be more relevant today.
Added FX CEO John Landgraf: Cate Blanchett is one the great actors of our time, and we are truly honored to have her star in Mrs. America. We have no doubt that Cate is the perfect actor to play the role of Phyllis Schlafly, who was one of the most polarizing and fascinatingly complex figures of the 70s for her opposition to and role in defeating the Equal Rights Amendment, which to this day has never been ratified.
Production on Mrs. America is slated to begin next year.
Actually she is an actress, not an actor; at least according to her plumbing and the rules of English grammar.
Phyllis Schlafley was a good wife and mother and an accomplished attorney who worked her way through law school.
Cate Blanchette, OTOH, is a moonbat Hollywood actress.
No, it won’t be biased at all. Neither will it be a caricature of Schlafly. /s
I’m sure this will be ratings gold.
They couldn’t find and AMERICAN to play Phyllis?......................
When I was in 7th Grade, my pro-ERA Reading teacher Miss Morgan insisted that it was a logical fallacy to maintain that the ERA would mandate equal access to public restrooms.
I had not realized it at the time that the only reason she was right is that the courts managed to find someway to mandate it WITHOUT the ERA.
...who was one of the most polarizing and fascinatingly complex figures...
But not a GOOD figure, huh?!? :)
Carefully worded statement that needs to be put through the liberal decoder machine.
Is that an insult or a compliment? Can’t tell.
They’ll look very hard to make her look bad.
Excuse me, WORK very hard.
You didn’t get the memo? Apparently “plumbing” doesn’t matter. BLM, yes. Plumbing, no. Odd. It counts at my house.
Actor is a generic term for both sexes. They will make one of the most courageous and greatest minds in the last 100 years into a nut ball.
I got the memo and filed it in my shredder.
Schlafly was The Quintessential Feminist of the 20th Century.
I remember when the ERA was being discussed in the 70s. The oft quoted result might be that men and women might have to share bathrooms. That worry was scoffed at.
My mom was a political activist back in the day, and spoke to Phyllis several times. I was young then, but I think I met her when around the early 70’s.
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