Monica Lewinsky Serves As Producer To The Latest Installment
One of the best hot topics of 2018 was FX Networks The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. We talked about the series so much on Instinct Magazine for the amount of gay content, sexy leading stars, and who doesn’t love a scary true crime!? Darren Criss really made you kind of want to date a serial killer… or perhaps that’s just my standards lowering. It came as a great sophomore season after Cuba Gooding Jr. returned to our screens during The People vs. O.J. Simpson. Now, the anthology series is going to be tackling politics, but this time the creators are leaving the current White House administration at bay.
According to Entertainment Weekly, American Crime Story’s (ACS) next installment will revolve around former President Bill Clinton’s sex scandal with former White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. Cue the dramatic music! ACS’ creator, Ryan Murphy, who also imagined Pose and Glee, tackled politics in another of his series, American Horror Story: Cult, and has been an vocally active against reigning President, Donald Trump. I’m a little curious as to how he’ll handle the Clinton case, especially since Lewinsky is going to serve as a producer. Which means she’s not going to let anyone shame herself, yet again, so this could be a very unique perspective.
From what we know so far, the series will focus different sides of the scandal. Lewinsky’s will likely be at the forefront. Added into the mix are viewpoints from Linda Tripp, who recorded private conversations with Lewinsky about her affair, and Paula Jones, who accused Clinton of sexual harassment. Beanie Feldstein, who just blossomed from her fame in this summer’s blockbuster, Booksmart, will play Lewinsky. One of Murphy’s darlings who always appears in his series, Sarah Paulson, will perform as Tripp, and Annaleigh Ashford, Broadway performer, will round out the leading ladies as Jones. I am on the edge of my seat thinking of the ultimate casting… who will play Bill and Hillary Clinton? You know both of them have to be in this, right?
The series is set to premiere in September 2020… right around the next presidential election. A little bit of odd timing, right? Seems a bit, on the nose(?), or a dig at the Clintons? I’m sure Trump is going to have a field day with this series during the debates. I can smell his brew boiling as you’re reading.
Will you be tuning in to Impeachment: American Crime Story when it airs?
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H/T: Entertainment Weekly