American Horror Story: Cult
Valerie Solanas Died For Your Sins: Scumbag
1968: Valerie Solanas shoots Andy Warhol after he refuses to produce her screenplay and tells her that women can't be artists – only models. Today: Following Meadow's shooting spree, Kai wins the election for City Council, and Ally is in police custody. Bebe Babbitt – Valerie's old lover – approaches Beverly about getting out of Kai's patriarchal cult and into a more women-centric movement. Beverly is skeptical – until she realizes that Kai, whose presence in national headlines is attracting a new underground following, is about to betray their original agreement. And with the influx of Kai's new, male followers, the women are starting to find themselves pushed aside. She meets with Bebe again, and they recruit Ivy and Winter. Bebe tells the history of Valerie and the SCUM Manifesto, and their radical feminist cult – who, it transpires, were responsible for a string of serial murders. But even in the world of radical feminist murders, women can't escape the all-pervasive influence of the patriarchy. And Valerie is even further radicalized... for all the good it does her. In the present, it turns out that, once again, there's nothing women can do that men won't co-opt – and it's time for some radical action.