Impeachment: American Crime Story
Matt Roush says...
A lurid new edition of the Emmy-winning Crime Story franchise features an all-star cast impersonating the players in the late-1990s sex scandal that ended with President Bill Clinton (Clive Owen) being impeached on grounds of perjury and obstruction of justice. Impeachment unfolds primarily from the perspective of the women caught up in the political and media machinery. An unrecognizable Sarah Paulson is Linda Tripp, the future Judas who befriends young Monica Lewinsky (a remarkable Beanie Feldstein) when both are relocated from the White House to the Pentagon for very different reasons. On a parallel track, Paula Jones (a poignant Annaleigh Ashford) is urged to sue the president for sexual harassment. (See the full review.)