Ryan Murphy reveals Lena Dunham's 'American Horror Story: Cult' role

Last Updated: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 22:48 hrs

[USA], Aug 26 (ANI): American screenwriter Ryan Murphy has recently revealed that actress Lena Dunham will play the role of Valerie Solanas, the woman who attempted to assassinate Andy Warhol, in season seven of 'American Horror Story: Cult.'

Actor Evan Peters will be portraying various cult leaders whom people began to follow in disenfranchised times: a local Michigan suburban leader, Charles Manson, David Koresh, Jim Jones and Warhol.

Murphy said, "We examine how these people rise to power - they're idiots." Dunham's character would appear in Episode 7, "Valerie Solanas Died for Your Sins: Scumbag."

"It's about female rage and that's in the country now. Solanas wrote the Scum Manifesto. She told all women to kill men, and it was their only way to rise to power," said the AHS co-creator, reported the Deadline.

Murphy stated that over the past three years, he was trying to figure out a season that would revolve around Manson, but couldn't crack it.

It is not about Trump and Clinton (this season), but its about somebody who put their finger up to the wind and rose up in power, used people's vulnerabilities and they feel the world is on fire, Murphy explained. (ANI)

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