Mrs. America: Shirley
April 21, 2020 10:45 AM - Season 1, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Shirley Chisholm launches her historic Presidential bid. She faces opposition even from Democrats (who see her campaign as merely a symbolic gesture).
posted by Monochrome (2 comments total)
“Party unity: we can’t look divided!”

“We are divided.”
posted by Monochrome at 8:09 PM on April 23, 2020

Let’s take a moment here to talk about the Chisholms’ marriage. Unlike Fred and Phyllis’ relationship, where there’s a fair bit of politics and compromise within the relationship, or Gloria and Frank’s relationship, where there’s a sense of abstaining and avoiding a settled relationship, the Chisholms have no such qualms or compromises. Conrad’s support does not come with strings, concessions, or a fight for power. Shirley is emotionally beside herself, breaking down in front of him after checking the phones again, and he’s there to calm her. Conrad is the antithesis of Fred—he’s with Shirley all the way.
AV Club recap added to the box at right
posted by Monochrome at 6:14 PM on April 29, 2020 [1 favorite]

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