American Crime Story Trailer Breakdown

Executive Producer — Monica Lewinsky.

My admiration and adoration for Monica Lewinksy knows no bounds — she, quite literally, made the bounce back of the century. While she stepped away from the public eye after the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, when she did come back, she made sure it was with a vengence!

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She’s an anti-bullying activist, TED talk speaker, Vanity Fair contributor, and overall hilarious human on 

So when I heard that the next season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s acclaimed anthology series, American Crime Story, would revolve around Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton, I was a tad bit wary…

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…but after watching the trailer — and seeing that Monica Lewinsky is a producer — my interest SKYROCKETED!


Sarah Burgess serves as an executive producer as well as the showrunner and head writer of this season. 

As stated above, this season revolves around the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, BUT the focus is on Linda Tripp and how her actions affected Lewinsky and Clinton.


In case you weren’t aware, Linda Tripp was a colleague of Monica Lewinsky’s, and she secretly recorded her conversations — at the encouragement of Lucianne Goldberg — with Lewinsky, who confided in Tripp about her extramarital affair with Clinton. While her actions were ILLEGAL, Tripp avoided wiretap charges by handing over the tapes, which were used to impeach Clinton.  

Those very tapes aided Paula Jones — a lawyer — and Ann Coulter — a conservative pundit — in their public legal actions against President Clinton.

This series features a star-studded, albeit unrecognizable, cast who are bringing this tale to the screen:

There’s Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinksy:

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Sara Paulson as Linda Tripp:

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Clive Owen as President Bill Clinton:

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Billy Eichner as Matt Drudge:

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Cobie Smulders as Ann Coulter:

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Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones:

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And Edie Falco as Hillary Clinton:

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Other members of the cast include Colin Hanks, Taran Killam, Margo Martindale, Elizabeth Reaser, and Judith Light.

Impeachment premieres on September 7 on FX — I don’t know about y’all, but I for one CANNOT! WAIT!

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