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‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ Is More About Monica Lewinsky Than Bill Clinton

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Highlights:

  • Impeachment follows the twisty tale of an unsexy sex scandal.
  • American Crime Story’ dissects the Clinton scandal with Monica Lewinsky’s.
  • The Crime Story premieres on FX on Sept. 7, 2021, at 10 p.m. EST.

Impeachment is the third season of the FX true crime anthology television series “American Crime Story”. It will consist of 10 episodes and debut on September 7, 2021. The season revolves around the Clinton–Lewinsky scandal and is based on the book – A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President

President Bill Clinton was at the center of a major scandal in the 1990s, where he was accused of having sexual relations with a White House employee, Monica Lewinsky. However, as the American Crime Story series will reveal, there was far more than, just a sex scandal, and it ultimately led to the president being impeached.

“Impeachment” makes clear, Clinton (Clive Owen, nailing the accent and swagger) handed a gift to his political enemies through his relationship with Lewinsky, whose insecurity and neediness is on full display as she flirts with the president at every availability and sulks when he doesn’t immediately call her.

“Impeachment” Cast:

Just like the first two installments, Impeachment: American Crime Story features an all-star ensemble. This time, it’s led by Feldstein, who portrays Lewinsky returning ACS actresses Paulson as Tripp and Annaleigh Ashford as Jones, and Clive Owen as the 42nd president.

  • Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp
  • Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky
  • Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones
  • Margo Martindale as Lucianne Goldberg
  • Edie Falco as Hillary Clinton
  • Clive Owen as President Bill Clinton.

The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave the season an approval rating of 72% based on 46 reviews, with an average rating of 6.5/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “Impeachment can’t seem to decide whether it’s unearthing the humanity of a presidential scandal or indulging the mythology of its media circus”.

It gives “a voice to a lot of the people whose voices we didn’t hear in the telling of it on the news”, says actress Edie Falco, who plays Hillary Clinton.

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