The Monica Lewinsky story is one that everyone from the 90s to today clearly remembers. Whether you lived through it or read about it in school, you know that Monica and President Bill Clinton did, in fact, have "sexual relations", and it almost cost Bill Clinton his presidency.
And, though we think continually that we have moved past this story, it keeps coming back to us -- first throughout all of Hillary’s campaign toward the presidency and now in a new season of American Crime Story. The show, created by Glee creator Ryan Murphy, is winning awards every time it is nominated. And rightfully so.
American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson was amazing, so, hopefully, we’ll get that same great story telling with the story of Lewinsky and Clinton. Jeffrey Toobin, author of “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson”, was a main consultant on the television program as well as the man behind the novel that inspired Ryan Murphy.
And now, they’ll use his book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President” to set off their Monica Lewinsky-inspired season. We don’t really know how much of the show is going to focus on Lewinsky herself but, knowing Ryan Murphy and his work, she’ll probably be a key feature.
Are you excited about it? For someone who grew up in a family of people who supported the Clinton campaigns (both in the 90s and most recently with Hillary), I’m tired of hearing it.
Everyone forgets the good things that Bill Clinton did and focuses, instead, on this controversy. So comment below on what you think about this latest choice by Ryan Murphy and his crew! Is there another American crime story that you would rather see them tackle? And please -- do not say the emails!