Amma Asante (‘Mrs. America’ director) on how shooting the Schlafly vs. Friedan debate was just as challenging as recreating the ’72 convention [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]

10/22/20 | in: General News

Amma Asante’s task in directing two episodes of the FX limited series, “Mrs. America,” was a monumental one. Directing the third episode, “Shirley,” was a challenge in having to recreate the 1972 Democratic National Convention but the following episode, where Phyllis Schlafly and Betty Friedan debate each other, was just as challenging. “It was so important to convey the dynamic between Betty and Phyllis but also Betty, Phyllis and the audience of students that were there at the time and their reaction to each of the women,”.

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