How ‘Mrs. America’ Directors Went From ‘Captain Marvel’ to a Feminist History Lesson


TheWrap Emmy magazine: ”We were toward the end of postproduction and thinking of a long nap,“ says Anna Boden of her and Ryan Fleck’s decision to tackle the FX miniseries

This story about “Mrs. America” directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck first appeared in the Limited Series & Movies issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

The FX miniseries “Mrs. America” is a history lesson rooted in the feminist politics of the 1960s and ’70s — both the women’s movement that gained power under the leadership of Gloria Steinem, Betty Freidan and others who were instrumental in the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment through Congress; and the anti-ERA activists who coalesced around Phyllis Schlafly and helped block the amendment from being ratified by the necessary 38 states.

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Steve Pond

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