Paid in Puke S7E10: ACS Impeachment – The Wilderness

On Series 7 of Paid in Puke, we’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series, Impeachment, starring Beanie FeldsteinSarah PaulsonCobie SmuldersJudith LightMira SorvinoEdie FalcoAnnaleigh Ashford, and Character Actress Margot Martindale. Episode 10 is “The Wilderness”, written by show runner Sarah Burgess, and directed by Michael Uppendahl.

This series finale drives home all the themes from the season including the raw deal for sexual assault survivors and women who receive any sort of media attention. We also discuss the problematic nature of “redemption stories” told without the input of the victims, and the way society expects people to accept their trauma after they’re tired of hearing about it. 

We end it all with a fun Lunchtime Poll about which writer we would choose to tell our story. 

Paid in Puke returns fall 2022 with Series 8 and a return to our film format! 

Paid in Puke is available on your favorite podcast app or download the episode here!

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Paid in Puke S7E9: ACS Impeachment – The Grand Jury

On Series 7 of Paid in Puke, we’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series, Impeachment, starring Beanie FeldsteinSarah Paulson, and Annaleigh Ashford. Episode 9 is “The Grand Jury”, written by show runner Sarah Burgess, and directed by Rachel Morrison. It’s the penultimate episode in the series.

This is the best of the worst of times for Monica. She actually experiences a smidge of vindication when she tells her story to 22 sympathetic (and one incredulous) members of the Grand Jury. On the other hand, Linda is taken aback at how much people don’t like people who tape their friends. 

On the Lunchtime Poll, we talk about some famous people we would love to grill, Grand Jury-style. 

Paid in Puke is available on your favorite podcast app or download the episode here!

Paid in Puke S7E8: ACS Impeachment – Stand By Your Man

On Series 7 of Paid in Puke, we’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series, Impeachment, starring Beanie FeldsteinSarah Paulson, and Edie Falco. Episode 8 is “Stand By Your Man”, written by Flora Birnbaum and directed by Rachel Morrison.

This particular episode is all about the Clintons. Unfortunately, it makes for one, glaring Hot Prob, which is the attempt to make Hillary a sympathetic figure. Meanwhile, Monica is a pioneer of quarantine, having to spend 4 months at her dad’s house, learning to knit. And Bill really puts the “baby” in “baby boomer”. 

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Paid in Puke S7E7: ACS Impeachment – The Assassination of Monica Lewinsky

On Series 7 of Paid in Puke, we’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series, Impeachment, starring Beanie FeldsteinSarah Paulson, and Mira Sorvino. Episode 7 is “The Assassination of Monica Lewinsky”, written by Flora BirnbaumDaniel Pearle, and showrunner, Sarah Burgess, and directed by Michael Uppendahl.

If you thought it was hard to watch a young woman be detained by wolf-like lawyers in a hotel room, you may need to hold this show’s proverbial beer. Whilst America was saturated with puerile BJ jokes and a disgusting Lewinsky smear campaign, the subject of that press coverage was trapped in her apartment watching the whole thing. We dive deep into how awful that must have been.

On the Lunchtime Poll, we tell stories of times when a misconception about us hindered our lives.

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Paid in Puke S7E6: ACS Impeachment – Man Handled

On Series 7 of Paid in Puke, we’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series, Impeachment, starring Beanie FeldsteinSarah Paulson, and Mira Sorvino. Episode 6 is “Man Handled”, written by showrunner, Sarah Burgess, and directed by Ryan Murphy.

This episode is tough to watch. It’s an overdose of the patriarchy thrust into a smart, but in-over-her-head young woman who is definitely being abused and deceived for hours thanks to her slizzy friend, Linda. Most remarkably, this all happened, more or less, the way it plays out on screen. Truth truly is stranger than fiction. 

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Paid in Puke S7E5: ACS Impeachment – Do You Hear What I Hear?

On Series 7 of Paid in Puke, we’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series, Impeachment, starring Beanie FeldsteinSarah Paulson, and Annaleigh Ashford. Episode 5 is “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, written by Haley Feiffer and directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. It’s also a Christmas Episode! Or at least, as close to one as ACS gets. We discuss Linda gaslighting Monica, the ways in which the media skewered the appearances of the women in Clinton’s cabinet, and what is the “right” amount of dicks to see. 

On the Lunchtime Poll, we tell stories about awkward Christmas parties past, and introduce your new favorite walking meme, Cucumber Dad.

Paid in Puke is available on your favorite podcast app or download the episode here!

Paid in Puke S7E4: ACS Impeachment – The Telephone Hour

Trigger Warning: In this episode, we discuss the sexual assault of a minor. 

On Series 7 of Paid in Puke, we’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series, Impeachment, starring Beanie FeldsteinSarah Paulson, and character actress Margot Martindale. Episode 4 is “The Telephone Hour”, written by Flora Birnbaum and directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre.

We talk at length about slizzy friends, how much labor went into documenting a conversation in the 90s, and more about people doing the right thing for the wrong reasons. 

Paid in Puke is available on your favorite podcast app, or download the episode here!

Paid in Puke S7E3: ACS Impeachment – Not to be Believed

On Series 7 of Paid in Puke, we’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series, Impeachment, starring Beanie FeldsteinSarah Paulson, and Annaleigh Ashford. Episode 3 is “Not to be Believed”, written by show runner Sarah Burgess and directed by Michael Uppendahl

Billy Eichner makes his first appearance as Internet journalism Founding Father, Matt Drudge. We remember when you weren’t permitted to site the world wide web in a research paper because it wasn’t considered credible enough. 

We also dive deeper in Linda and Monica’s toxic friendship and what happens when you listen to good advice given for nefarious reasons. 

Paid in Puke is available on your favorite podcast app, or listen here!

Paid in Puke S7E1: ACS Impeachment- Exiles

Paid in Puke is back with a very special season! We’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series: Impeachment, starring Beanie Feldstein and Sarah Paulson as well as a bevy of character actors portraying the big players in this monumental 90s scandal that blew up so many lives. 

The first episode, “Exiles”, introduces the audience to Monica and Linda, and gets them into position for the biggest bestie betrayal since Judas. It also brings up so many issues for us to explore, including power imbalances, bi-partisan sexual harassment double standards, shitty boyfriends, office dynamics, diet culture, body images, the immorality of the press, and how Washington D.C. is basically a more insidious and dishonest version of Hollywood.

We unwind with a fun Lunchtime Poll, wherein we reveal what other entertainment-adjacent debacle we’d like to see portrayed in a mini series or movie.

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