Like a tweet sent at 4 a.m. by the president, American Horror Story usually leaves us with far more questions than answers. Each week, we’re going to take a deeper look into every question the anthology gore-a-palooza needs to A.
In Cult’s debut episode, we finally learned that the seventh installment of American Horror Story—the cornerstone of FX’s “American [BAD THING] Story” franchise—involves Ryan Murphy taking every “what if the real American Horror Story is…us?” joke ever made and copy-pasting it into a script, positing the theory that in the wake of the 2016 Presidential Election, the United States has devolved into a society of vigorously masturbating circus clowns. It isn’t 100 percent accurate, but it’s not not 100 percent accurate. It’s also a bit overwhelming, and we do have some questions: