Documaestros Alex Gibney and Blair Foster on Bill, Monica and the #MeToo Era


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The great thing about Emmy-winning filmmakers Alex Gibney and Blair Foster’s new six part docuseries The Clinton Affair is that it allows a new generation to savor the incredible gallery of aggrieved accusers, legal hounds and partisan furies who tore apart the body politic in the '90s. We see them all anew, from mealy-mouthed special prosecutor Ken Starr to treacherous political harridan Linda Tripp to surprising good guy Trent Lott. Most surprising of all is the new perspective of now 45-year-old Monica Lewinsky, liberated from the vengeful hypocrisies of the past. In this interview, Gibney and Foster talk with Tina Brown about what the public never knew about the Starr investigation, how Bill Clinton’s charisma insulated him from the ultimate political punishment, and why opening up about that period of her life may have finally set Monica Lewinsky free.

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