Nine fascinating episodes to tell the story of the American scandal. Watch it on Canal this Thursday October 28 at 9 p.m.

After the O.J. Simpson affair and the assassination of Gianni Versace, the anthology series American Crime Story tackles the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal for this season titled Impeachment. Many remember only the episode of fellatio finally recognized by the US president, but the story is much more complex.

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Told by the talented and prolific Ryan Murphy, specialist in sulphurous themes (Nip / Tuck, Glee, Pose, Hollywood …), and co-produced by the former intern at the White House in person, it features three women whose destinies bind in the shadow of the statesman.

Arkansas civil servant Paula Jones (Annaleigh Ashford) accuses Bill Clinton of making advances on him in 1991 while he was governor and sues him for harassment – a lawsuit that caused the president to speak out on the issue. nature of his relationship with Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein) and precipitated the attempt at impeachment. The seductive young intern and blue flower at the same time, head over heels in love, was “removed” in the Pentagon, Department of Defense, following her affair. There she meets Linda Tripp (Sarah Paulson, Ratched), a lonely and frustrated bureaucrat in whom she confides …

If the slightly convoluted narration can first of all lead the neophyte viewer astray on the subject, the well-documented fiction is politically and humanly fascinating, with portraits of women as instrumentalized as they are instrumentalizing. Another asset: Clive Owen (Valérian, The Knick) plays a Bill Clinton more attractive than life!