House of Cards’ first three seasons follow the political campaigns of Frank Underwood and his wife, Claire, through his ascension to the role of President of the United States. The show was an immediate success upon its debut in 2013, winning several awards and earning numerous nominations—including one Golden Globe award win and 23 nominations. One big reason behind its popularity has been the performance of Rachel Brosnahan as Rachel Posner, a prostitute trying to make a better life for herself using Stamper, one of Underwood’s aides. Rachel Brosnahan’s portrayal of a prostitute in House of Cards
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The importance of diversity
Not only is diversity a boon for creativity and problem-solving, but it’s also essential for our society as it strives to better represent what America looks like today. The entertainment industry has been taking steps forward when it comes to diversity, and I think that’s one area we should continue to see progress moving forward. But there are many ways that Hollywood can and should be more diverse—especially when it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity.
The story behind her character
Former political strategist Frank Underwood’s (Kevin Spacey) newest protégée. Rachel Posner (played by Rachel Brosnahan) is an employee at Ballard Spitzer, a Washington D.C.-based political consulting firm. Before working there, she was a teenage runaway and homeless after her mother died of cancer. She lives in Manhattan with her boyfriend, Ian Gallagher (played by Adam Rothenberg), who used to be involved with crime rings.
Where she was during seasons 2–6
The character has left Washington and returned to her family after threats from White House Chief of Staff Linda Vasquez (Sakina Jaffrey). Rachel’s whereabouts are not yet known, but she presumably hasn’t left Stamper’s employment.
Why you should watch House of Cards
This American political drama television series was created by Beau Willimon. The show follows Frank Underwood, an ambitious politician, and his wife Claire as they take over DC. Rachel Brosnahan does an outstanding job portraying a high-end escort trying to make it on her own. Her acting combined with Kevin Spacey’s creates compelling TV. In order to understand Season 3 you need to watch season 1 and 2 so I recommend starting from season 1 episode 1 as soon as possible!