In 1998, Bill Clinton swore under oath that he had never had sex with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. After O.J.’s trial Simpson and the Versace murder, Ryan Murphy tackles the biggest sex scandal in history. In the #MeToo era, this season 3 offers a fresh take on an affair whose days were not ready to face its demons.
American Crime Story Impeachment: Do the actors look like the real protagonists of the Monica Lewinsky Affair? (PICTURES)
On the casting side, exit the image of the sympathetic Democratic President, Clive Owen plays a ruthless Bill Clinton here. We also find Ryan Murphy’s favorite actress, Sarah Paulson in the role of Linda Tripp, this close friend of Monica Lewinsky who secretly recorded the secrets of the famous intern concerning her relationship with the President. Paula Jones stars as actress Annaleigh Ashford, Edie Falco plays Hillary Clinton, and Beanie Feldstein plays Monica Lewinsky. So we look?
The answer is yes, for Télé 7 Jours: “With this third season, just as brilliant as the previous ones, Ryan Murphy uncompromisingly depicts the excesses of one of the most popular presidents of the past 30 years, recalling that the affair Lewinsky is not just a simple story of infidelity. Ditto for Télé Loisirs: “With great details and detailed and precise portraits, this fiction, co-produced by Monica Lewinsky, goes back over the chronology of the facts”. Ditto for The Guardian media “Ryan Murphy at the top of his game, pure entertainment, addicting”. Good pick for Le Figaro for whom this series: “reveals the complex and fascinating ramifications of a story that mixes politics, media and justice, a #MeToo ahead of time”. Finally for The Obs, this third installment of American Crime Story is “fascinating”.