American Horror Story Cult S7E1: Election Night

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He's a part of the American Horror Story: Roanoke reenactment company, playing actor Brian Wells, who plays Lot Polk, one of the members of the inbred, cannibalistic Polk family, in the show-inside-a-show "My Roanoke Nightmare". And the romance drama "Like Crazy" arrives on Netflix.

Cult is inspired by the 2016 presidential reaction and its aftermath, but it is not directly about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, a young blue-haired man named Kai (Evan Peters) could not be more ecstatic.

Ally meets with her therapist Dr. Vincent (Cheyenne Jackson) and explains that Trump makes her anxious and has reignited all of her fears, including clowns, confined spaces, blood, coral and pretty much everything else. "While Ms. Paulson and Mr. Peters commit to their characters' belief in their own derangements", James Poniewozik wrote in The New York Times, "'Cult' ends up rendering all political sides as caricatures". We don't know yet-but if this season really is an allegory for our current politics, I think we all know what the answer will be. And usually they're like, masturbating or trying to attack her with a knife. For those who are blissfully unaware, Twisty is quite possibly the most terrifying clown in the history of television.

Despite assumptions that AHS would only feature a single point of view this season, it's quickly revealed that there's a major divide between the residents of the small town in MI where Cult takes place. Familiar from his major role in American Horror Story: Freak Show, the complicated and deadly character played by John Carroll Lynch should be a major focus of the story. When he comes into her room after Trump's victory is announced, she seems defeated, but as if she's suffering from a more personal, competitive loss. Most of the episode consisted of Ally freaking out over one of her irrational fears, while her wife, Ivy (Alison Pill), comforted her. 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. When the two leave for a romantic evening at their restaurant - that's eventually sullied because Ally starts seeing the clowns again - Winter shows Oz the "dark web", filled with videos of murders and other grotesque sights. Regardless, despite Ally's protests, the doctor prescribes her meds to keep the phobias at bay.

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This upcoming season of "American Horror Story" will premiere on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 on FX.

Scary clowns have made a recent comeback in pop culture and seem to have an unsettling connection to Donald Trump; previous year there were cases of clowns attempting to lure children into the woods, following and taunting people on the street, and otherwise being generally creepy. "I'm just so scared now" she says. This a realm of cliches and characters who stand in for perspectives and demographics, so you now know everything about these characters that you're going to get.

When Ally and Ivy return home they see the police and learn that their neighbors are dead.

The seventh season - subtitled "Cult" - is among the most smartly written and addictive. Oh, and did we forget to mention that Ozzy's new nanny happens to be Kai's sister, Winter, played by Billie Lourde? (As one eagle-eyed Redditor notes, she's also styled to look a lot like a Manson girl-which is amusing, since her Scream Queens character was also a Manson descendant.) Although Winter might have tethered herself to Kai, we have to wonder whether she's the one pulling the strings behind the clowns-and if, in the end, she might be this season's true villain.

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