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Sarah Paulson shines on in American Horror Story

 

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Sarah Paulson is the lesbian soul of American Horror Story and one of Hollywood’s favorite actresses. (Photo courtesy FX)

Sarah Paulson has that rare, charismatic presence that makes you want to watch any television or movie project she is in. Winner of an Emmy, SAG Award and Golden Globe for her riveting performance in the FX miniseries, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,”  she was recently given the lead role in the upcoming Netflix series, “Ratched.” Both series are executive produced by her gay long time collaborator, screenwriter Ryan Murphy.

Next year, Paulson will start work on “American Crime Story: Katrina,” the third series in Murphy’s anthology for FX, as well as star in the series that catapulted her to being a household name, “American Horror Story,” which is currently in its seventh season.

At the Television Critics Press Tour, the veteran lesbian

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American Crime Story Season 2 Versace New Teaser Clip

Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story will next tackle the 1997 assassination of fashion giant Gianni Versace.

The expanding array of prestige anthology television from Ryan Murphy is already deep into its long-set plans. While delays pushed back the would-be Hurricane Katrina-centric follow-up to Season 1’s The People v. OJ Simpson story, Murphy’s acclaimed FX anthology series American Crime Story will return in 2018.

Brandishing the lengthy title, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, the second season will focus on another world-famous crime in the 1997 murder of fashion giant Gianni Versace, starring Edgar Ramirez, Penélope Cruz, Ricky Martin and Darren Criss.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Season 2 Trailer

Video of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story | Season 2: Kiss Goodbye Preview | FX

Penélope Cruz’s portrayal of Donatella Versace is the focus of this brief teaser clip, which clearly takes place after

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American Crime Story Season 2 Versace New Teaser Clip

The expanding array of prestige anthology television from Ryan Murphy is already deep into its long-set plans. While delays pushed back the would-be Hurricane Katrina-centric follow-up to Season 1’s The People v. OJ Simpson story, Murphy’s acclaimed FX anthology series American Crime Story will return in 2018.

Brandishing the lengthy title, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, the second season will focus on another world-famous crime in the 1997 murder of fashion giant Gianni Versace, starring Edgar Ramirez, Penélope Cruz, Ricky Martin and Darren Criss.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Season 2 Trailer

Penélope Cruz’s portrayal of Donatella Versace is the focus of this brief teaser clip, which clearly takes place after the real-life July 15, 1997 tragedy that defines this iteration of the anthology series. A shades-sporting Donatella is seen kissing the front door steps on which her brother fashion mogul, Gianni Versace, was shot dead

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/american-crime-story/263033/american-crime-story-season-2-versace-new-teaser-clip

American Crime Story Season 2 Versace New Teaser Clip | Den of …

The expanding array of prestige anthology television from Ryan Murphy is already deep into its long-set plans. While delays pushed back the would-be Hurricane Katrina-centric follow-up to Season 1’s The People v. OJ Simpson story, Murphy’s acclaimed FX anthology series American Crime Story will return in 2018.

Brandishing the lengthy title, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, the second season will focus on another world-famous crime in the 1997 murder of fashion giant Gianni Versace, starring Edgar Ramirez, Penélope Cruz, Ricky Martin and Darren Criss.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Season 2 Trailer

Penélope Cruz’s portrayal of Donatella Versace is the focus of this brief teaser clip, which clearly takes place after the real-life July 15, 1997 tragedy that defines this iteration of the anthology series. A shades-sporting Donatella is seen kissing the front door steps on which her brother fashion mogul, Gianni Versace, was shot dead

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/american-crime-story/263033/american-crime-story-season-2-versace-new-teaser-clip

True-crime parody ‘American Vandal’ provides powerful correlations to actual criminal cases

Dylan Maxwell

“American Vandal” suspect Dylan Maxwell. Netflix.

I had my reservations about Netflix’s original true-crime-documentary parody series American Vandal from the beginning. Did I laugh out loud the first time I watched the promo? Sure. But I thought it had to be nothing more than a one-off skit for some internet comedy provider such as Funny or Die and the like.

However, some of my colleagues brought it up around the water cooler; they were pretty insistent that I watch. One lazy weekend, my wife and I

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True-crime parody ‘American Vandal’ provides powerful correlations …

Dylan Maxwell

“American Vandal” suspect Dylan Maxwell. Netflix.

I had my reservations about Netflix’s original true-crime-documentary parody series American Vandal from the beginning. Did I laugh out loud the first time I watched the promo? Sure. But I thought it had to be nothing more than a one-off skit for some internet comedy provider such as Funny or Die and the like.

However, some of my colleagues brought it up around the water cooler; they were pretty insistent that I watch. One lazy weekend, my wife and I

Read more at: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/true_crime_parody_american_vandal_provides_powerful_correlations_to_actual

American Vandal and our growing obsession with the mockumentary

Its Stonehenge may only have been 18in tall but This is Spinal Tap is monumental, casting a long, none-more-black shadow over the mockumentary form. More than three decades on, it remains a masterful study of self-deluded blowhards convinced of their inherent majesty. But by also skewering the pit-stop road rhythms of the rockumentary, the movie’s meta was as heavy as its metal. It acknowledged the parasitical nature of its chosen genre because for your mockumentary to really sing, it helps to spoof something that has already accrued plenty of recognisable signifiers, familiar elements to play up to or against.

The unexpected but apparently unstoppable explosion in long-form true crime investigations – from the rough-justice podcast Serial to HBO’s killer nailbiter The Jinx – has pulled the genre up from its lurid roots and popularised a loftier, more austere tone. Where once true crime

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‘American Vandal’ combines true-crime, mockumentary genres

When I first saw the trailer for “American Vandal,” I felt personally attacked. The show is a parody of the true-crime documentary series genre, following two aspiring filmmakers/high schoolers as they investigate an act of vandalism at their school. As a die-hard fan of anything true-crime, I felt protective of the genre and not ready to watch anything making fun of it. But I bit the bullet and binged the entire series in one sitting. Calling it a parody may not even be correct; instead, it is a love letter to the true-crime genre.

The series follows Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) as he and his best friend Sam launch an investigation into a prank — 27 cars belonging to faculty members at their high school were vandalized with penises spray-painted on them. Senior slacker Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro, who’s the real breakthrough star of the series) has been

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‘American Vandal’ combines true-crime, mockumentary genres | The …

When I first saw the trailer for “American Vandal,” I felt personally attacked. The show is a parody of the true-crime documentary series genre, following two aspiring filmmakers/high schoolers as they investigate an act of vandalism at their school. As a die-hard fan of anything true-crime, I felt protective of the genre and not ready to watch anything making fun of it. But I bit the bullet and binged the entire series in one sitting. Calling it a parody may not even be correct; instead, it is a love letter to the true-crime genre.

The series follows Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) as he and his best friend Sam launch an investigation into a prank — 27 cars belonging to faculty members at their high school were vandalized with penises spray-painted on them. Senior slacker Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro, who’s the real breakthrough star of the series) has been

Read more at: http://www.dailycardinal.com/article/2017/10/american-vandal-combines-true-crime-mockumentary-genres

Let’s Talk About the Ending of American Vandal

Photo: Netflix

This article contains tons of American Vandal spoilers and will ruin the ending if you haven’t seen it. You have been warned.

American Vandal initially seemed like nothing more than silly satire with a lot of penis jokes in it. But by the time I hit play on the last episode, I was so determined to figure out who was really responsible for the show’s male-genitalia vandalism that I had practically turned into the Columbo of dick pics. I cared very much about figuring out who “did the dicks,” which is a testament to how well series creators Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda understand the true-crime genre and

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