MONICA Lewinsky is the subject of a new drama series about her infamous affair with then-president Bill Clinton.
Not only will she be the star, but she is also a producer and won’t even give herself a pass when it comes to her infamous thong flash.
What is the infamous Monica Lewinsky ‘thong flash’?
The Lewinsky series has been in development since 2019 and alongside, writer Sarah Burgess, the two aim to get everything right.
Never denying the scandal, Lewinsky has since embraced her story, including adding detail in the series that was reported by the press back then.
In the film, actress Beanie Feldstein, who portrays Lewinsky, will be seen flashing her thong underwear to Clinton during a social event.
While this was something that actually happened, Burgess revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she originally kept the scene out of the script for fear of “re-traumatizing Monica,” however, Lewinsky was the one who called for the scene to be included.
“Listen, I would’ve loved to have been really selfish and said, ‘That’s great that you guys think we don’t have to show that, fantastic,’ but I’m incredibly experienced in understanding how people see this story,” Lewinsky said.
“So, ultimately, I felt two things: One was that I shouldn’t get a pass because I’m a producer; and two, that it was unfair to the team and to the project because it would leave everybody vulnerable.”
What is the Monica Lewinsky series coming out?
On September 7, 2021, the Lewinsky scandal will be part of the FX American Crime Story series.
Premiering back in 2016, American Crime Story is an American anthology true crime television series developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
The Clinton and Lewinsky affair season will be titled Impeachment: American Crime Story and examine the national crisis that led to the first impeachment of a US President in over a century.
The series will be available to watch live on FX as well as streamed on Hulu.
What are the other events highlighted in the American Crime Story series?
The first season of the show was subtitled, The People v. O.J. Simpson.
In the first season, the show went through the murder trial of O.J. Simpson and was based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book, The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
The second season, which premiered two years later, was subtitled, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, and was based on Maureen Orth’s book, Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in US History.
Season two explored the murder of fashion designer Versace during Cunanan’s killing spree.
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