American Horror Story: Cult Brings in Lena Dunham and Frances Conroy, Goes Full Cult

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American Horror Story: Cult Brings in Lena Dunham and Frances Conroy, Goes Full Cult

So who’s greenlighting the Andy Warhol biopic starring Evan Peters? Anybody? Please? We need it. 

Valerie Solanas (Lena Dunham) opened the show tonight with a quickie in the back of a car, all to get enough money ($10, but he only had $5) to buy bullets so she could shoot Andy Warhol (Peters). It wasn’t hard to see how she could have been driven this far. He was an ass to her, dissing her script (which he apparently lost), telling her women couldn’t be artists and that she looked so much prettier with makeup on. 

She missed him a few times, but hit him with the last one, and suddenly we were back in 2017, where the cult was going full cult. 

Kai (Peters), who was a legend for surviving his “assassination attempt,” was now surrounded by dudes in matching clothes, leaving no room for the women who started the cult, like Beverly Hope (Adina Porter). 

Just when she was beginning to lose faith, Frances Conroy was there to teach her about the feminist revolution, revealing her love affair with the man-hating Valerie Solanas, and divulging the incredible fact that after Valerie shot Andy and was sent away, Valerie’s followers became the Zodiac killer.

Yes, you read that correctly. According to AHS, Valerie Solanas apparently plotted out the Zodiac murders, her followers carried them out, and then someone else took credit in the newspaper by getting those famous ciphers published, and then even committing one of the murders himself. That someone else turned out to be one of the two lone male members of the crew, and so all the women brutally murdered him.

Valerie went to the police and tried to take credit for the Zodiac murders, but the police laughed her off. 

Post history lesson, the women of Kai’s cult tricked Harrison (Billy Eichner) into thinking they were throwing Kai a victory party, but it was actually a bone saw party that left Harrison dismembered and thrown in a pond. 

And of course, just as we kind of suspected throughout the whole episode, Kai watched Beverly report this on the news…with Frances Conroy by his side. There is apparently no escaping this cult because literally everyone is in it, and half the point of the cult is to question the cult. We’re suddenly beginning to doubt our firm belief that we could never ever be seduced by a cult and that’s possibly the scariest thought we’ve had while watching this season so far. 

Actually, just kidding, the scariest thought we’ve had is that it seems really easy to start a cult. This might be one of the best seasons of this show, but it also might be the most dangerous! 

Don’t start cults, people.

American Horror Story: Cult airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on FX. 

Published at Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:16:49 +0000

Kevin Smith Set to Donate Future Harvey Weinstein Residuals to Women in Film

Kevin Smith is hoping to make a difference for female actresses in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

In the latest episode of his podcast titled Hollywood Babble-On, the actor promised to give any future residual income earned from his Weinstein-made projects to Women in Film.

He also expressed his disappointment towards the Hollywood producer who continues to face allegations of sexual harassment.

“My entire career is tied up with the man. It’s been a weird f–king week. I just wanted to make some f–king movies, that’s it,” Kevin explained in the episode. “That’s why I came, that’s why I made Clerks. And no f–king movie is worth all this. Like, my entire career, f–k it, take it. It’s wrapped up in something really f–king horrible.”

He continued, “I’m not looking for sympathy. I know it’s not my fault, but I didn’t f–king help. Because I sat out there talking about this man like he was a hero, like he was my friend, like he was my father and s–t like that, and he changed my f–king life. And I showed other people, like, ‘You can dream, and you can make stuff, and this man will put it out.’ I was singing praises of somebody that I didn’t f–king know.”

While Kevin explained that nothing inappropriate happened between him and Harvey, the actor added that “I didn’t know the man that they keep talking about in the press. Clearly he exists, but that man never showed himself to me.”

Back on October 5, the New York Times first went public with their investigation where several women came forward and claimed sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey.

In addition to his lawyer calling the publication’s accusations “false and defamatory,” Harvey also released a statement.

“I came of age in the 60’s and 70’s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then,” he explained. “I have since learned it’s not an excuse, in the office—or out of it. To anyone. I realized some time ago that I needed to be a better person and my interactions with the people I work with have changed.”

Harvey continued, “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go. That is my commitment.”

In the event The Weinstein Co. falls apart, Kevin said he will donate $2,000 per month to the Women in Film organization for the rest of his life.

“That feels like a start,” he explained. “Hopefully that goes to people that get to make s-–t without having to deal with some f–king animal saying, ‘Here’s the price.'”

Published at Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:14:00 +0000