American Horror Story: Cult Premiere Recap: "Election Night"

Hillary Clinton shakes hands with Donald Trump after the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead New York

Hillary Clinton shakes hands with Donald Trump after the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead New York

"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. So if you're wondering just how political it gets, let me put it like this: you can't swing a dead cat in the dark AHS: Cult universe without hitting some kind of critique of American politics. As former real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump was elected president over the expected victor Hillary Clinton, dozens of media talking heads lost their heads and liberals took to Twitter to express their fear. We can't put our finger on it, but this really reminds us of someb.

Cult kicks off in a quiet MI neighborhood on election night 2016, as the news that reality television star Donald Trump would become the 45th President of the United States of America.

As we progress through the first few episodes, Ally's slips through the surreal veil begin to have mounting consequences, because it's tricky to deal with the world at large, and for others to deal with you.

Ally's phobias are causing trouble in her marriage. Fuck you, Nate Silver! But this time around with the 2016 election and clowns stalking our dear Ally, the line between reality and fiction is thinner than ever. Admittedly, it's a tiny, perhaps inconsequential detail-but given this season's obvious ties to Season 4, Freak Show, it's a bit hard to ignore that Murphy slipped in the fact that Winter spent a year campaigning for Team Clinton in Florida. This state in particular marked one of Trump's narrowest victories; he beat Clinton by less than 10,000 votes.

"But Jill Stein?!" Ivy says.

Evan Peters in American Horror Story Cult
Evan Peters in'American Horror Story Cult Courtesy of Frank Ockenfels FX

From a horrific Purge-like visit to the supermarket, where clown-mask wearing marauders taunt her (and have sex in the produce section), to an appearance of a masturbating clown in The Butchery on Main - the restaurant she co-owns with her wife - to literally waking up to a clown lying next to her in bed, it's clear that Ally's problems are just beginning. "When I got into the booth, I couldn't do it". Everything's going well until Ally opens up Twitter and sees some of Trump's tweets, because whose night hasn't been ruined by his tweets?

Trump's win triggers all of Ally's phobias, which include blood, confined spaces, coral and, yes, clowns. "She went to Arizona, for God's sake". However, these two characters couldn't be more different. Viewers usually have an idea that each season will have a certain creepy creature or event take place, but with this being an actual polarizing event, it will be interesting to see how the plot will unravel each week. "She's the only one I trust!" But since they live in MI and Ally voted for Jill Stein, she has no one but herself to blame.

We knew all along that American Horror Story Season 7 would be about the election to some degree. Paulson's Ally Mayfair-Richards is one of the leads for the new season, and she's doing all she can to protect her family during what is a heinous time.

Later, Kai sees a group of construction workers and begins to yell racial slurs at them and throws a condom filled with urine at them, which was very obscene but also shows actions that are depicted today when it comes to racism.

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