A Glimpse into the ’90s Scandal: Impeachment: American Crime Story

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A Glimpse into the ’90s Scandal: Impeachment: American Crime Story

A Glimpse into the ’90s Scandal: Impeachment: American Crime Story

First Look at Monica Lewinsky in the Upcoming Series

The teaser trailer for “Impeachment: American Crime Story” has just been released, giving us a brief glimpse of Monica Lewinsky, or rather, her back as she walks through the White House corridors. The ominous music and the secretary’s line, “Mr. President, Ms. Lewinsky’s here to see you,” sets the tone for this true-crime show that feels almost like a horror movie.

This FX show is the third installment in Ryan Murphy’s “American Crime Story” anthology series. With the success of the previous two seasons, expectations are high for this one. The series stars Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky, Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, and Edie Falco as Hillary Clinton. Cobie Smulders has also recently joined the cast as Ann Coulter.

Revisiting the Clinton Impeachment and Media Frenzy

The series will delve into the sex scandal that led to President Clinton’s impeachment in the late ’90s, as well as the media frenzy that surrounded the main characters. Instead of focusing on the president, Murphy will center the story around the women involved – Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp, and Paula Jones – during a time of change for women’s roles in politics and the media landscape.

Ryan Murphy, the creator of the similarly-named “American Horror Story” series, is also behind this project. Sarah Paulson, a frequent collaborator with Murphy, serves as one of the producers, along with Monica Lewinsky herself. Despite the hardships she faced during and after the scandal, Lewinsky found purpose as an anti-bullying advocate and now as a show producer. The series is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book, “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.”

A Trip Down Memory Lane with ’90s Scandals

All three “American Crime Story” installments – “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” and now “Impeachment” – take place in the ’90s. These stories are distant enough for some details to be forgotten, but recent enough for many to remember following the events as they unfolded. Ryan Murphy has a knack for humanizing the people involved in these scandals, reminding us that they were real individuals caught in the whirlwind of media attention.

“Impeachment” is set to premiere on FX at 10 p.m. on September 7. The journey to bring this story to the screen has been a long one, with multiple delays and setbacks. However, it is finally ready to air this fall.

Revisiting the First Two Seasons of American Crime Story

While waiting for “Impeachment,” now is the perfect time to rewatch the first two seasons of the anthology series. “The People v. O.J. Simpson” features an incredible cast, including Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark. The series sheds light on the challenges faced by Clark as a female lawyer under intense media scrutiny.

The second season, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” is equally captivating and has earned a combined 31 Emmys with the first season. Starring Édgar Ramírez, Darren Criss, Ricky Martin, and Penélope Cruz, the season is based on Maureen Orth’s book, “Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History.” With such a strong track record, “Impeachment: American Crime Story” is poised to be another compelling addition to the series.

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