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 Feldstein,¬†Sarah Paulson,¬†Cobie Smulders,¬†Judith Light,¬†Mira Sorvino,¬†Edie Falco,¬†Annaleigh 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! 

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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 Feldstein,¬†Sarah 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. 

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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 Feldstein,¬†Sarah Paulson, and¬†Mira Sorvino. Episode 7 is¬†“The Assassination of Monica Lewinsky”, written by¬†Flora Birnbaum,¬†Daniel 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 Feldstein,¬†Sarah 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 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.¬†

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Paid in Puke S7E2: ACS Impeachment – The President Kissed Me

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 2 is “The President Kissed Me”, written by show runner Sarah Burgess and directed by Michael Uppendahl

On this episode, we talk more about how D.C. is Hollywood disguised as government, what constitutes “legit” harassment in a bi-partisan conflict, the ineffable magnetism of certain predators, and what it’s like when you’re “Down Bad” for someone. 

Trigger warning: we touch lightly on sexual harassment and power imbalances in seemingly consensual relationships. 

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