And the romance drama "Like Crazy" arrives on Netflix. This moment seems to encapsulate the game in American Horror Story: Cult and shine a light on Murphy's world view.
American Horror Story's seventh season is off to an interesting start with Cult, which takes place in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election. It quickly establishes who's rattled by the news and who's downright petrified: mainly Sarah Paulson's character Ally Mayfair-Richards, who's anxious about what the new administration means for her family, which includes wife Ivy (Alison Pill) and their son.
Trump's win triggers all of Ally's phobias, which include blood, confined spaces, coral and, yes, clowns.
Here's what no one was expecting from Murphy, even after The People vs. OJ: a nuanced take on the fear and anxiety of the Trump era and the real life consequences of the administration's haphazard, ill-informed, and often nakedly spiteful policies. What better way to power through the rest of the week than by scaring yourself with Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and the rest of the cast? We also see Ally visiting her therapist Dr. Rudy Vincent (Cheyenne Jackson) to try to get her phobias in control. For weeks leading up to premiere, an interactive website unlocked hints about the Twisty the Clown-inspired cult members who will presumably be introduced. She also has a recurring fear of clowns which harkens back to a previous season of the show - read: we get to reuse footage.
It's hard, however, to see how the season could not be an allegory on Trump's populist movement, as the series' focus is on an angry white male using the feelings of similarly angry people for political success - which is how many would characterize the president's rise. As former real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump was elected president over the expected victor Hillary Clinton, dozens of media talking heads lost their heads and liberals took to Twitter to express their fear. A disturbing "killer clown craze" followed, with sightings being reported in other states and even in Europe. Ally also quietly voted for Green Party candidate Jill Stein, forcing a wedge between her and Ivy and shining a light on the Americans who must face their own complicity in the election results. The trailer shows that this new paranoia will cause a rift between Ally and her wife Ivy, played by Alison Pill.
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American Horror Story: Cult airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on FX.
Following the premiere of the series last night, FX has debuted both a promo for next week's episode of American Horror Story: Cult and a full preview of the entire season. They'll roll their eyes, throw up their hands and go back to watching Fox News and MSNBC, to clicking links to Breitbart and The Raw Story on Facebook, instead of engaging in rational political discourse.
When Ally and Ivy return home they see the police and learn that their neighbors are dead. With some seasons, it happens more than others. Just how many times do we need to see Ally lose her mind over seeing clowns do the dirty in the grocery store?
"I want you to know I appreciate you, I really do", Ally says.
Through the lens of Ally's fear, clowns begin rampaging, stalking, and performing obscene acts in front of her.