During a recent appearance at the Publicists Guild Awards Luncheon, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy clarified comments he'd made a week prior ... specifically: that the next season of American Horror Story would be election-themed and would "maybe" feature Trump/Clinton characters.
Here's the quote (via Slashfilm):
“The themes of American Horror Story have always been allegories. You will not see (Donald) Trump and (Hillary) Clinton as characters on the show.”
Yes, in an wholly unexpected display of sound judgement and tasteful restraint, Ryan Murphy has confirmed that neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump, the sentient gym bag filled with soiled diapers and used syringes who was inexplicably elected President back in November, will be featured as characters in his trashy, horror-boner soap opera. Our long national nightmare is...well, ongoing, actually.
Anyway, Murphy went on to say (in a separate interview with The Hollywood Reporter):
What I’m interested in doing is not just the obvious, single-minded point of view but rather express all sides of that equation. What needs to happen in our country now is for people to listen to each other – we may not always agree with each other and we may be horrified by what the other side is doing but we have to move toward understanding. So that’s one example of what I’m going to do. And then all of the stuff that I’m developing now is going to be about illuminating and highlighting people who don’t have a voice in our culture – people who are ignored by the current administration and who are afraid and feel terrorized that their lives are going to be taken away. I’m interested not just in writing about those people but also in using my financial means to give back to them as well.
It always sounds so good in theory, doesn't it?
Well, anyway, the season's been plotted now. We'll keep you informed as the situation progresses. Stay strong.
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