Though the polls are increasingly tight, there is about a 53% chance that America will elect its first female president in November. But because men have enjoyed a fantastic 227 run in the highest office in the land, many people find the image of a leader in a more tailored pantsuit to be daunting. Fortunately, we can look to Hollywood for a lot more diversity than we've had in real life. Here are six TV shows (and one movie) to help get used of a president with two X chromosomes.
1. President Allison Taylor, 24
Cherry Jones won an Emmy for her portrayal on 24 as President Taylor, an idealistic leader who was described by critic Ken Tucker as "Hillary Clinton if there was no Obama."
2. President Caroline Reynolds, Prison Break
Another action drama popular with bros, Prison Break featured a female president (played by Patricia Wettig) who managed to pull off a poisoning to become POTUS. She was the main villain in the first season, because women can do anything.
3. President Constance Payton, State of Affairs
Emmy-winning actress Alfre Woodard starred as the first black female president in pop culture. Katherine Heigl played the CIA agent who gave her her daily briefings. Sadly, the series only lasted an eighth as long as her real-life "feud" with Seth Rogen.
4. President Mackenzie Allen, Commander in Chief
Geena Davis got to play president in 2005, the natural ascension from A League of Their Own.
5. President Selina Meyer, Veep
Julia Louis-Dreyfous's instantly iconic character started out as veep on Veep, but she soon moved into the Oval Office with more presidential profanities.
6. Téa Leoni, Acting President Elizabeth McCord
Watching a Secretary of State (played by Tea Leoni) being sworn in as the acting President would be a good image for your eyes to get adjusted to before January.
7. President Elizabeth Lanford, Independence Day: Resurgence
Wildly considered to be a disastrous orgy of CGI explosions, the Independence Day sequel bombed, but it's not President Lanford's fault. Even though she didn't have to compete with Will Smith, she was undoubtedly the coolest part.