Ever wondered how some people seem to have the willpower to do anything and everything in life? Well, here’s a diversified cast of revolutionary women who came together to show you how it’s exactly done! Based on the New York Times bestselling book, ‘The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience’ written by former First Lady, US Senator, Secretary of State, and Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton.
This docuseries sees them gives fans a sense of what it means to truly be a brave woman. Throughout the show, they explore what it means to be a mother and the bond that mothers share with their daughters. They go on a road trip to have heart-to-heart conversations with some of the courageous women they both are inspired by. In order to prove that even some of the greatest women have someone they look up to and who motivates them to keep working toward their goals.
Harry Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton are the chief executive producers of the show alongside Siobhan Sinnerton, Roma Khan, Banks Tarver, Anna Chai, and Johny Webb. Chai also serves as the showrunner. Apple by HiddenLight Productions, in association with Left/Right LLC, produced the series alongside Kevin Vargas and Claire Featherstone.
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Gutsy Release Date
The series dropped on Friday, September 9, 2022, consisting of 8 episodes that premiered on the same day.
The main cast comprising the mother-daughter duo interviews some of the most pioneering female personalities throughout the show. Among the women is Goldie Hawn (First Wives Club), who has been seen in several series since the 1970s, like Private Benjamin and The Christmas Chronicles. The founder of the Hawn Foundation, a foundation that imparts education to unprivileged children, is seen alongside her daughter Kate Hudson, who is also a phenomenal actor starring in films like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Bride Wars.
Known for hit songs such as Savage, Megan the Stallion is another exceptional woman to be interviewed. Additionally, she runs a non-profit foundation that assists communities in Houston, Texas, and elsewhere with affordable education, housing, and healthcare.
We also see Kim Kardashian, a businesswoman, model, and media personality, who has a number of brands ranging from make-up to clothing and is also an activist hoping to be a lawyer. The anthropologist Dr. Jane Godall also makes an appearance. She travels around the world to campaign for the protection of chimpanzees and the environment.
Gloria Steinem, A journalist and political activist who was a leader of the American feminist movement in the 1960s and 1970s, also talks on the show along with Wanda Sykes, a famous comedian who has acted in TV and movies for years like The Upshaws and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Amy Schumer, a comedian, writer and actress who has starred in films like Trainwreck, and Snatched and I Feel Pretty, plus hit TV series such as Only Murders In The Building and created her own sketchy comedy series called Inside Amy Schumer.
There are numerous other women Hillary and Chelsea meet in Gutsy, including Glennon Doyle, Mariska Hargitay, Amber Ruffin, Symone (aka Reggie Gavin), Abby Wambach, Natalie Wynn (aka ContraPoints), and many more.
This docuseries shows a very special journey undertaken by politician Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea – a journey in which they meet some “gutsy” women who inspire them both. There are many legendary fearless women in this country who have helped the community and continue to do so through the arts, activism, and leadership. Gutsy commemorates and honors them.
The mother-daughter dynamic will further be a centerpiece, showcasing the multi-generational manner in which they approach substantial and up-to-the-minute issues emphasized in each episode.
Gutsy Episode Guide
Here is a brief explanation of all the episodes of the series:
Episode 1, Gutsy Women Have the Last Laugh (September 9, 2022) The pilot of the show starts with Hillary and Chelsea experiencing the potential of humor while bowling with Wanda Skyes. They then have a tea session with Amy Schumer and enroll themselves at a clown school.
Episode 2, Gutsy Women Refuse Hate (September 9, 2022) We see Megan Thee Stallion chatting with Hillary and Chelsea about her experience with vituperation. Hillary talks to mothers who have lost their children due to acts of brutality.
Episode 3, Gutsy Women Seek Justice (September 9, 2022) Kim Kardashian opens up about what stimulated her interest in legal advocacy work. Mariska Hargitay shares her understanding of the power of story-telling with Hillary and Chelsea.
Episode 4, Gutsy Women are Rebel Hearts (September 9, 2022) the two then discuss the bold and brave act needed in love, along with Gloria Steinem, Abby Wambach, and Glennon Doyle.
Episode 5 Gutsy Women are Forces of Nature (September 9, 2022) Hillary and Chelsea delve into nature alongside Dr. Jane Goodall and Quannah Chasinghorse. From hiking to surfing, the women examine the main role activism plays in guaranteeing the well-being of the planet.
Episode 6 Gutsy Women Step Up (September 9, 2022) Hillary and Chelsea talk to meet Amber Ruffin and talk with a mother preparing the way as an inventive entrepreneur and an NYC firefighter.
Episode 7 Gutsy Women Take Leaps (September 9, 2022) Hillary and Chelsea come back to Arkansas to meet with the Little Rock Nine. They also attended a drag prom with RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Symone.
Episode 8 Gutsy Women Are a Bunch of Mothers (September 9, 2022) Hillary and Chelsea attend mother-daughter tango lessons alongside the other mother-daughter duo of Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson and openly speak about their relationship.
The show’s official trailer was released on August 23, 2022. The video shows the two women preparing for a long journey to meet their marvelous role models. We also see Chelsea with a fire hose and playing with bees.
Where to watch Gutsy?
The eight-part docuseries is available to all interested viewers on Apple TV+. One must purchase a subscription in order to enjoy the show.