Sunday, August 14, 2011

upcoming drama "American Horror Story" includes an actress with Down syndrome

from the Chicago Tribune:

I haven't seen the pilot of FX's upcoming drama "American Horror Story," but the series of video "clues" about the story and some of its characters has me anticipating the thriller even more.

It looks pretty strange.

"American Horror Story," premiering Oct. 5, comes from "Glee" creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. But I'm guessing it'll get freaky like their earlier FX series, "Nip/Tuck," did. Check out the videos above and let me know if you agree.

The first video, or clue, is title "Cello" and as you can see, shows a leater clad person playing a woman as if she were a cello. According to FX, "this mind-bending clue introduces you to two unique series characters and their rather unusual relationship."

Clue No. 2, called "Baby," shows a doll. Or is it a baby, as FX asks? Is the meaning in the familiar tune?
I'll add more clues as FX releases them. If you have an idea about what the clues reveal, you can tweet with the hashtag #ahsfx. The show's Facebook page is Facebook/American Horror Story.

Here's what I know about the series:

It centers on Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott), a therapist who moves with his wife, Vivien, (Connie Britton) and their daughter, Violet (Taissa Farmiga), from Boston to San Francisco--and into a haunted house--in an attempt to rebuild their lives after a miscarriage and affair. Frances Conroy plays their housekeeper, Moira, while Alexandra Breckenridge stars as a younger version of the same character.

Oscar winner Jessica Lange stars as Constance, who lives next door with a daughter who has Down Syndrome. She seems to know a lot about the Harmon house. Denis O'Hare plays Larry Harvey, "the Burnt Man," a former resident of the house Evan Peters is Tate Langdon, one of Ben's patients.

I'm ready to get freaky.


  1. I don´t like how the characters treat to the downsynodromed person... It sucks...

  2. Yet you call her a "downsyndromed person." Interesting.

  3. This is beyond disgusting. There are a million ways to show a character is evil other than dredging up that word. I would pull my daughter off the show if they didn't change the script. So Hollywood that people will allow such treatment to get on TV. Sad.

  4. except it is starting to look like she will be the only stable person in the show - everyone else is either a ghost or alive but soon to be dead or crazy. She is the only one that seems to be able to interact with both without being affected.

  5. There is nothing more "typical" than receiving criticism as an adult for your choices. Hypocrites! All of you. Shame, Shame

  6. I'm very proud of Jamie Brewer for her portrayal of Adelaide. She does a perfect job of being sweet, innocent, yet creepy at the same time and she's a very good actress in my opinion. From the beginning she has power whenever she shows up and I love that. I think it takes courage to play the role she's playing and I hope she gets a lot of success out of this show. :)

  7. the woman playing "Adelaide" is in my top 2 characters on that show. I love her acting!