What could be scarier than Donald Trump? An episode of “American Horror Story: Cult” citing the 2016 election.The FX channel series takes on the presidential news with actors Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters in the seventh season.
A trailer for the show starting up Sept. 5 starts “off with the recognizable scene for many: a screaming Paulson in Michigan as newscasters announce that Donald Trump has won the 2016 election,” says Variety. “But from Twisty the Clown to a child in danger, there’s a lot to dissect from there.”
Paulson’s character, Ally, is devastated by the election news, the site notes, while Peters’ character — “with wild eyes and dyed blue hair” — rushes the TV.
“Since election night, it has all been getting so much worse,” Ally tells her therapist, played by Cheyenne Jackson.
“He clarifies that it’s her fear of clowns that’s gotten worse, cutting to a scene with a book about Twisty the Clown — the antagonist of Season 4, “Freak Show,” played by John Carroll Lynch.”
Twisty shows up in the teaser, too, as well, as “AHS” newcomer Billie Lourd presents a doll of the clown to a young boy. Lourd.
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