Frock the Vote!


Fellow Americans, you know the drill by now: Today is Election Day, so we hope you’re all voting, if you’re not one of the over 97 million who’ve already voted. Also, it’s important to realize that we may not know the results of the presidential election tonight, so everyone be patient. If you’re old enough to have voted in 2000, you’ll remember how it took over a month for that election to be finalized — and if you’re younger, google it so you’re prepared!

In the mean time, why not take a look through some frock flick history that shows what we’re voting for? Civil rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration rights, and so much more that we Americans treasure are on the ballot today. Don’t take any of it for granted.


Hamilton on Broadway

Hamilton (2020)

Roots (2016)

Roots (2016)

Harriet (2019)

Harriet (2019)

Beloved (1998)

Beloved (1998)

Dickinson (2019)

Dickinson (2019)

Lizzie (2018)

Lizzie (2018)

Te Ata (2016)

Te Ata (2016)

Bessie (Queen Latifah) & Lucille (Tika Sumpter).

Bessie (2015)

Thurgood Marshall 2017 movie

Marshall (2017)

2014-15 manhattan

Manhattan (2014-2015)

MASH (1977)

M*A*S*H (1977)

Masters of Sex (2013-)

Masters of Sex (2013-2016)

Selma (2014)

Selma (2014)

Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

The Butler (2013)

Milk (2008)

Milk (2008)


Which of these have you seen?


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21 Responses

  1. Colleen

    I was 17 in 2000, so I wasn’t even aware of the controversy over the chads in Florida. My first vote was in 2004, voting for John Kerry. I was very opposed to Bush, but wished I had done more research into Kerry. If I could offer first time voters advice, it would be that.

  2. Susan Pola Staples

    I definitely remember the 2000 Florida Chads. I offer John Adams in 1776 his dream for us, The Adams Chronicals, Band of Brothers, Schindler’s List.
    I’ve already voted. Blue all the way.

  3. EAG46

    I voted last month and my ballot was counted last week, as were my parents’ ballots. Thank you for the lovely photo essay on why every election matters, and this election more so.

  4. Saraquill

    Couldn’t vote today, cast my ballot a while back. And hand wrote 100+ letters encouraging others to do the same.

  5. Martina

    I counted today…it’s my 11th presidential election. And it’s definitely the one where I am nervous about the results. I have 4 sisters, and we’re already texting about how this election will affect all of us. BTW, we all voted blue. It’s Massachusetts, the bluest state in the nation, but we’re all in.

  6. M.E. Lawrence

    Voted two weeks ago, and was silly enough to think Biden and Harris might have a relatively smooth path. I’m keeping my hope alive, but even a victory for them will leave me feeling happy, yet sad and disgusted that so many of our fellow citizens would think a narcissistic grifter fit to be POTUS. There–I just had to write that. Onward and upward, fellow Frockettes.

  7. Frannie Germeshausen

    I turned 18 in 1976, and proudly voted for Jimmy Carter. What a good man he is. Dang, I’m getting old.

    • M.E. Lawrence

      Old and wise. Carter is close to an anomaly–a very intelligent person who was probably too conscientious to be an effective politician on the national scale. (Don’t get me started; I really want Biden and Harris to win Georgia.)

      • Anna Green

        There’s hope; Georgia turned pale blue last night. Here’s hoping it stays that way and there is no meddling.