Impeachment: American Crime Story debuts tonight on FX. The series turns its focus on the affairs and scandals of the former president Bill clinton, told through the eyes of women, including Monique Lewinsky, Linda tripp and Paula jones.
Annaleigh ashford, who plays Jones, told ABC Audio the show will approach the well-known scandal from a different angle.
“We’re really focusing on the narrative of women and the perspective of women in history, which has been so ignored, neglected and taken away from these women during this time in history,” she says, adding that women were “brutalized” in the media and late night comedy.
“That’s kind of the interesting thing about that time in American history… it was such a salacious media event,” adds the 36-year-old actress. “Even as a kid I was very aware of what was going on and very aware that it was extremely controversial and very sexual. And really, my window into that time was through late night comedy, which , I think, says it all.
Ashford believes the series also offers a glimpse of how the country has become so divided.
“I feel like if we could find the root cause of the disease we have now, it would go back to that time in the mid-90s when it became my team, your team, and that was the start. of Internet bullying, “she suggests.” Monica Lewinsky was the first person to be bullied on the Internet. And it really was the start of a Fox News sort of thing. [versus] CNN battle.
The third installment of Ryan murphyThe American Crime Story franchise is also playing Feldstein beanie, Sarah paulson, Clive owen, Edie Falco, Billy Eichner, Cobie Smulders and Betty gilpin.
(The trailer contains uncensored profanity.)
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