Mrs. America Episode 8 Preview and Articles
Posted on
May 20, 2020

Mrs. America Episode 8 Preview and Articles

Hello everyone! I’m bringing some Mrs. America updates. First I’d like to thank Frauke, RubyFruit and Sarah for their donations torwards renewing the host for another year, thank you very much!

Here’s the preview for tomorrow’s episode of Mrs. America titled “Houston”

An interview with Dahvi Waller, the creator of the series, from LA Times:

Dahvi Waller and the story behind ‘Mrs. America’

Multiple perspectives shine through in “Mrs. America,” the new FX miniseries on Hulu that centers around the 1970s fight for the Equal Rights Amendment. The creator of the series, Dahvi Waller, grappled with how to bring such a tense and historical movement to television in the 21st century.

“I think every writer who writes a period drama of any kind grapples with how to remove that modern-day lens that we just automatically have,” Waller told Times film writer Mark Olsen for “The Reel” podcast. “We were grappling with: How are we going to explain what the hell the ratification process is to American audiences? It’s so not intuitive.”

Waller is no stranger to historical television: She was previously a writer on the critically acclaimed series “Mad Men.” But she tells Olsen it was challenging to structure this series in particular.

“I spent a lot of time on reading newspaper articles from the 1970s,” she said. “Really getting inside the mind of these women back then. How they spoke about the movement, how they spoke about each other and themselves.”

Waller says it was important for her to explain the roles that each character played and how exactly they each fit into the movement of the time.

“This is very much an ensemble piece. It’s not a biopic. It’s not a biopic of Phyllis Schlafly. It’s not a biopic of Gloria Steinem. It really is an ensemble,” she said. “What I really wanted to do with this series is show there’s so many different ways to be a woman and there’s so many different definitions of womanhood and there’s so much diversity that sisterhood and womanhood isn’t monolith. And I thought, the best way to really dramatize that was to have these multiple perspectives.”

One standout and somewhat controversial performance in “Mrs. America” involves Phyllis Schlafly, the anti-feminist conservative who sought to dismantle the Equal Rights Amendment.

“Well, first I question if they got to the end of the series,” Waller says in response to reviews that her show is too sympathetic toward Schlafly, played by Cate Blanchett. “If you want to anticipate and be prepared for the next backlash, because there will always be a backlash any time there’s a movement forward in this country, you need to understand why leaders like Phyllis Schlafly got such a big following. You have to understand her appeal. And if you’re not rooting for her, or you don’t find her sympathetic, you will not understand why she appealed to thousands of politically conservative women.”

Of course, on the other side was the women’s movement, full of feminist leaders fighting for change. Where the opposition was led by one singular character, Schlafly, the women’s movement had multiple leaders. Waller felt it was essential to represent all of them onscreen.

“I wanted each of them to have their due,” she said. “I didn’t think it was honest to portray only one of them as the sole leader and tell the story from only one of their points of view.”

Listen to his full podcast below:

Other interesting articles about the story:

Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth and Cate Blanchett do virtual reading of James and the Giant Peach
Posted on
May 19, 2020

Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth and Cate Blanchett do virtual reading of James and the Giant Peach

Oh, what a fun project!

Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tessa Thompson, Eddie Redmayne and others also join in on the fun reading Roald Dahl’s famous kids book to raise money for charity.

If you’ve ever wanted Thor, Doctor Strange or Valkyrie to personally read to you a classic children’s book during lockdown, you’re in luck.

Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi is teaming up with plenty of well-known actors, comedians and celebrities to read James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl in a new YouTube series called James and the Giant Peach with Taika and Friends for charity.

The famous folks involved in the new web series include Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth, Mindy Kaling, Nick Kroll, Kumail Nanjiani, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Eddie Redmayne, Ryan Reynolds, Meryl Streep, Tessa Thompson, Olivia Wilde, Ruth Wilson, Billy Porter, Ben Schwartz, Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Cullum, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Roman Griffin Davis, Cara Delevingne, Cynthia Erivo, Beanie Feldstein, Josh Gad, and Archie Yates.

James and the Giant Peach with Taika and Friends will be asking for donations to help raise money for Partners In Health. The Roald Dahl Story Company and their partners will be matching every single donation.

“Being an adult child myself and having read James and the Giant Peach to my girls multiple times, I’m excited to be able to partner with my friends, the Dahl team and Partners In Health and re-tell this story to help those most in need right now,” Waititi said in a statement on Monday. “This wacky, wonderful tale is about resilience in children, triumph over adversity, and dealing with a sense of isolation which couldn’t be more relevant today.”

The first two episodes are already live. Episode one features Waititi, Kroll, Liam and Chris Hemsworth, while episode two stars Waititi, Cumberbatch and Streep.

These episodes are a blast to watch, not just because these award-winning actors are really good at reading the book in an entertaining way, but their constant joking around with each other makes you feel like you’re part of a hilarious Zoom video conference call.

New episodes will go live every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. The series will consist of 10 episodes in total.

You can watch the first two episodes below:


Mrs. America gets a trailer and release date
Posted on
Jan 10, 2020

Mrs. America gets a trailer and release date

Mrs. America is set to be released on Hulu on April 15.

Here is the synopsis:

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.

And the trailer:

Cate Blanchett in a alternative commercial for Sì Passione by Giorgio Armani
Posted on
Jan 29, 2018

Cate Blanchett in a alternative commercial for Sì Passione by Giorgio Armani

Hey Blanchetters!

There is a new alternative version of the Sì Passione commercial! We have also added a new magazine and more images from the campaign. Enjoy the video and the new content!

Daily Luxury Magazine Scans

Behind the Scenes


Source: Armani Beauty Instagram

Thor: Ragnarok SDCC Trailer + New Poster
Posted on
Jul 23, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok SDCC Trailer + New Poster

Cate is at this year’s San Diego Comic Con to promote Thor: Ragnarok, and a brand new trailer has been released, along with artwork a new poster. Below are the trailer, captures, artwork and the poster:

Cate Blanchett introduces ‘The Sì Women’s Circle’
Posted on
Mar 2, 2016

Cate Blanchett introduces ‘The Sì Women’s Circle’

New collaboration between Cate Blanchett and Giorgio Armani!

From the official press release

Many women have had the courage and audacity to embark on a new path, to choose the road less traveled, to blaze a new trail.  Why? What motivated them to do so?

A dream, an inexorable desire, a passion.

Women find their voice through various ways. The women chosen by Giorgio Armani don’t fight against something but rather for themselves, finding strength to overcome obstacles and to pursue different courses in life. To choose a different destiny, one of passion and tolerance, of the independent spirit typical of the women of our time, of freedom and love, of work and family life, of emotions, hesitation, choice. A woman who allows herself to be who she is, who celebrates who she is: strong and sensitive, deep and lighthearted, enterprising and thoughtful. These are the dualities that shape today’s woman, simple and complex, bold and natural, elegant and graceful. An Armani woman, the Sì woman. The scent of passion, freedom, commitment, and femininity.

Giorgio Armani gives a voice to today’s women.

After the success of the digital video The Courage to Say Sì, the doors of dialogue have been opened with women from all walks of life, around the world, whose only connection is to have found the inner strength to say Sì to their dreams, Sì to themselves, and to have found the courage and commitment to fully live their passion.

The Sì Women’s Circle is this open dialogue between women, an opportunity for them to share their stories, their “Sì” with each other.

To inaugurate the Sì Women’s Circle, an initial video with Cate Blanchett, inviting women to say “Sì” will be posted the 1st of March on YouTube, the brand site, and the social networks.

Giorgio Armani Beauty released three videos, with different lenghts. The last one has more footage from the last Armani’s Sì commercial.

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