"There is no real discussion".
It turns out Ally's fear of clowns isn't the only anxiety that's become heightened since Trump takes office: her fear of small holes, tiny spaces, blood and a slew of other nasties have come back.
The opening scene of "Election Night" garnered chills, with real footage of Trump and Hillary Clinton declaring "I am running for president of the United States!" So far, after one episode, it doesn't look like we'll be dealing with cults in the way we all tend to think of them: secret societies and/or backwoods religious doomsday compounds. That's what this show is about.
Being a huge fan of Hulu's Difficult People, I was pleasantly surprised both when Billy was cast and when I saw his performance (in episode two) because of his dynamic ability to play comedic and dramatic exceptionally well (look sharp, 2018 Emmys!). On the other hand, we have insane cult leader Kai, played by Evan Peters, who couldn't be happier. "Piggy Man", Murphy explained. One thing that remains a challenge though, and has really since Freak Show, is that the series no longer seems willing to give us likable characters. "And there are many, many famous ones".
Despite assumptions that AHS would only feature a single point of view this season, it's quickly revealed that there's a major divide between the residents of the small town in MI where Cult takes place. The premiere also takes aim at Trump supporters, 4chan users and even makes a playful dig at ardent Clinton supporter Lena Dunham, who will guest star later this season. At the same time, the show will examine how cults rise to power and why people willingly follow their cause. Apparently, Sarah Paulson's character, Ally is a woman who is suffering from a variety of phobias, including a clown phobia. She encounters a cashier who is obviously a Trump supporter and even witnesses multiple clowns throughout the store. Winter and Kai made some sort of bet around the election and since she lost, she has to work in service for Kai to bring about a new world order where everyone lives in fear all the time. Whether or not the show gets political, the credits suggest that we're in for quite a season.
"Sometimes we get this directive, which is 'You must say nothing (about the show)". Clinton could have won in their state of MI with only 10,000 more votes. But what can you expert from American Horror Story season 7, or Cult?
Now for the Other Clowns, that's all due to Ally's coulrophobia, which pops up at the most inconvenient times. We don't know yet-but if this season really is an allegory for our current politics, I think we all know what the answer will be. I've always campaigned on the Democratic side and that has gotten some degree of publicity.
American Horror Story returns to our screens this week, with season seven of the hit horror anthology series set to be the most controversial yet. "We're not burning people in effigy or anything extreme". It's what happens when a show starts to lean into satire more and more.
"What did he tap into as a candidate?" Contrast that with Kai Anderson (Evan Peters), a 20-something, greasy white dude sitting alone in a drab basement. "I'm just so scared now" she says.
Ultimately, I'm just a bit exhausted of all the politics. Some scenes are hard. I can't make this stuff up.
When Ally and Ivy return home they see the police and learn that their neighbors are dead.