Dahvi Waller’s ‘Mrs. America’

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MRS. AMERICA. Pictured (l-r): Kayli Carter as "Pamela", Melanie Lynskey as Rosemary Thomson, Sarah Paulson as "Alice", Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly. Photo credit: Sabrina Lantos/FX

The new series “Mrs. America” is about the 1970s battle over the Equal Rights Amendment. It’s available via FX on Hulu. Dahvi Waller created this series after she wrote for “Mad Men” and “Halt and Catch Fire.” After working on three meticulously crafted period dramas, Waller thought she was ready to set her next project in the present. She now realizes that comes with pandemic-related complications. 

Waller talks about tackling the complicated character of Phyllis Schlafly, the woman who led the movement that ultimately blocked ratification of the ERA. She also shares the difficulties of finishing post-production while under stay-at-home orders.



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