Beanie Feldstein transforms into Monica Lewinsky in first Impeachment: American Crime Story teaser

Category for the subsequent American Crime Story is… Impeachment. Nope, not that impeachment. 

Booksmart star Beanie Feldstein makes her debut as Monica Lewinsky within the first Impeachment: American Crime Story teaser, which additionally stars Clive Owen as President Bill Clinton, Edie Falco as first woman Hillary Clinton, Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, and extra. 

Lewinsky served as an intern within the workplace of White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta beginning in 1995 earlier than transferring right into a paid place within the Office of Legislative Affairs. She acknowledged that she had 9 sexual encounters with President Clinton over one and a half years, leading to America’s first impeachment proceedings in over a century.

During the Assassination of Gianni Versace season of American Crime Story, govt producer Nina Jacobson stated the present explores what makes a criminal offense “an American crime, a crime America is guilty of — not just the characters we’re exploring.” America’s guilt is obvious within the Clinton impeachment scandal. Lewinsky grew to become the butt of each joke for years and years. Now, she’s taking the reins of her story as an govt producer on Impeachment.

The season will focus totally on the views of Lewinsky; Tripp, one among Lewinsky’s closest confidantes who secretly recorded her; and Paula Jones (Annaleigh Ashford), who sued Clinton for sexual harassment, resulting in a broadening of the investigation into Clinton’s monetary dealings pre-presidency.

Billy Eichner will even play the Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge, and Betty Gilpin will play the alt-conservative political pundit Ann Coulter.

“People have been co-opting and telling my part in this story for decades,” Lewinsky wrote in an e-mail to Vanity Fair, the place she serves as a contributing author. “In fact, it wasn’t until the past few years that I’ve been able to fully reclaim my narrative; almost 20 years later. But I’m so grateful for the growth we’ve made as a society that allows people like me who have been historically silenced to finally reintroduce my voice to the conversation. This isn’t just a me problem. Powerful people, often men, take advantage of those subordinate to them in myriad ways all the time. Many people will see this as such a story and for that reason, this narrative is one that is, regretfully, evergreen.”

Impeachment: American Crime Story was initially set to premiere earlier than the 2016 presidential election, however it’s going to now premiere on Sept. 7 on FX. Sarah Burgess writes the season, whereas Lewinsky and Jacobson govt produce with Paulson, Ryan Murphy, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sarah Burgess, Brad Falchuk, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, and Michael Uppendahl.

Watch the teaser above. 

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