It's too soon to call that theory, but suffice it to say Evan Peters and I are the latest couple to break up over Donald Trump. Cult is tilted Election Night and it will track characters' response to the 2016 US Presidential Election.
"Once people settle in to see what the show is about, I think that a lot of that anxiety that people seem to be having about the season will dissipate", Murphy said about assumptions, particularly from conservative fans of the franchise, that Cult is an attack on Trump. In that same house, Winter Anderson (Billie Lourd) - who I'll assume is his sister, given their conversations and shared surname - is devastated.
"We gave a year of our lives to this", she says to a friend on the phone after the election results are announced.
She also has her own private theories about what the series' overarching themes might be, but is not allowed to share them. Later, talking with her therapist, Dr. Rudy Vincent ("Hotel" and "Roanoke" alum Cheyenne Jackson), she confesses that her myriad phobias, including a fear of tiny holes, have only gotten worse since the election.
Austern, however, denies that a phobia would make someone hallucinate as Ally does when she sees blood pouring out of a soufflé. "But as much as I hate him, I didn't trust her". "The white privilege that Sarah and Alison ['s characters] deal with is satirical as well". Ally's horror hints at the strain her coulrophobia will cause her family dynamic.
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Later, we wonder if those creepy clowns actually are real after a gruesome crime witnessed by their son.
There was also this scene, where Kai filled a condom with urine then threw it at bystanders after hurling a racial slur. On the Republican side, Kai (Evan Peters) screams, "F*CK YOU, WORLD!", then proceeds to thrust his hips into his flatscreen TV while he chants, "USA! USA!" After an "honesty" session with Kai (where they are locked by pinkies, flesh to flesh - also seen at the very end of the main titles) she tells him she fears him the most, which is when she takes a nanny job for the Mayfair-Richards. She hurls bottles of rosé at the assailants and runs to her auto, where one of the figures waits for her. Ally talks about her partner Ivy and how she helped get her through all her issues.
Count on auteur Ryan Murphy to splash fuel onto the fire, in more ways than one, as the seventh season of his Emmy-winning horror juggernaut takes on politics and unleashes an army of killer clowns that make "It's" Pennywise look like, well, Bozo.
At the center of all of this, Ivy is understandably a little exasperated. While previous American Horror Story seasons are part of the former category, AHS: Cult seemingly falls in the later.
Good news though: It looks like we're back to the formula of doing what works. Winter, of all people, is up for the job, after being prepped by Kai. They're great comic relief and a nice conduit to other aspects of the story. Next thing we know, she's going grocery shopping and strikes up a conversation with the store clerk who ends up being a "MAGA" hat-wearing Trump supporter.
It's later made very apparent that they've made a mistake. Or did he? Are they real or is the show already attempting to gaslight us by presenting unreliable witnesses.