Source: USA Today
With “The Clinton Affair,” Monica Lewinsky is ready to revisit the 1998 sex scandal that nearly unraveled Bill Clinton’s presidency, and she hopes by doing so she can retire the term “Lewinsky scandal” once and for all.
“I think 20 years is enough time to carry that mantle,” the former White House intern, now 45, writes in a new Vanity Fair essay published Tuesday.
In the essay, Lewinsky explains what motivated her to take part in the 6 1/2-hour series, which premieres Sunday night from Emmy-winning producer Blair Foster (“Get Me Roger Stone,” “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind”) and Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side,” “The Looming Tower”).
Foster, she says, “pointed out to me during one of the tapings that almost all the books written about the Clinton impeachment were written by men. History literally being written by men. In contrast, the docuseries not only includes more women’s voices, but embodies a woman’s gaze: Two of the three main editors and four of the five executive producers are women.”
Read the story at USA Today.
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