‘American Crime Story’ Creator Vows to Attack Trump
Next season will be a 'bracing cold slap' against the president and his policies, says a delusional writer-producer
Some people in Hollywood need a major wake-up call. One is television writer and producer Ryan Murphy, most famous for creating the successful FX shows “American Horror Story” and “American Crime Story” — both of which he has promised will have seasons partly inspired by the president.
The first season of “American Crime Story” chronicled the infamous murder trial of O.J. Simpson from the perspectives of all involved. It was brilliantly done and highly rated. It took an even-handed approach to storytelling and put character first. Yet it sounds like story and character were not at the forefront for Murphy when he concocted the second season of his show, which focused on the 1997 murder of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace.
"I think it does open a discussion, and I think it's the perfect timing based on this president we have," Murphy told Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming season. "One of the reasons I wanted to do this was I felt that [Barack] Obama was a president who I revered. He was my president. I felt there was so much progress in terms of gay rights and rights for any marginalized group of people."
He continued, "Suddenly, it felt like [Donald] Trump is inaugurated and the door closed and there's fear again and they're trying to take away everything that we fought for so long. This is a bracing cold slap against the policies that the current government has. We celebrate gay people and gay creativity."
Note to Ryan Murphy: What in the world are you talking about? This is exactly the problem with the current group of Trump-obsessed celebrities. They care and think about Trump almost more than his most ardent supporters — yet their minds are filled with extremist fantasies that exist only in their head-in-the-clouds reality.
It's how former President Obama went through eight years basically unscathed by Hollywood. Obamacare hurt regular Americans, his campaign promises went unfulfilled, and he let the wars rage, but Hollywood claimed he was this amazing anti-war president doing more for the good of the country than any other president we'd ever had.
Here's the reality. Obama was elected as a politician who did not endorse or embrace gay marriage. It wasn't until years into his presidency that he changed his position — and it struck many as more of a political move than anything else. Also, the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, not Obama.
Love him or hate him, Donald Trump was the first president in history elected to the highest office in the land as someone who endorsed and embraced gay marriage.
So the motivation for a new season of a TV show to be a "slap" against Trump is based purely on fantasy — not reality.
Aside from the second season of "American Crime Story," Murphy's other work is only getting more and more political and partisan. He's already said Trump will have a "role" in the next season of "American Horror Story," and he promised the fourth season of "Crime Story" will focus on the Monica Lewinsky scandal and how it was a right-wing plot to "tear down" then-President Bill Clinton. Give us a break.