The Clintons may have thought the Monica Lewinsky scandal was behind them, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Ryan Murphy, producer of the award-winning FX series American Crime Story has just announced that he wants to bring the Lewinsky scandal to television in a new series.
The Ryan Murphy Productions chief has reportedly optioned CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Tobin’s book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.” The book will become the basis for a future season of American Crime Story.
Recently, Murphy said that he will be using the Lewinsky scandal to highlight a “rightwing plot” to “tear down” the Clintons.
“It’s not really about Hillary Clinton,” Murphy said. “That book is about the rise of a certain segment of a right-wing group of people who despised the Clintons and used three women—Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, and Linda Tripp—to try and tear him down.”
Murphy’s approach is a bit convoluted, but the fact remains: the American people will never forget the skeletons the Clintons’ have tried desperately to keep in the closet.