Please form a single file and wait until you feel jazzy … uncomfortable.
In the first trailer for Netflix Ratched, a new series from the team behind it American horror story, Leading actress Sarah Paulson appears as an icon One flew over the cuckoo’s nest Villain, Ratched Nurse. Paulson begins her story with a grim verbal cutdown – “Her fingernails are dirty” – and then moves on to a surreal montage of steam baths, electric shock, and lobotomies that match the Broadway musical Sweet charity“Hey Big Donor”. It is as Ryan Murphy as a Ryan Murphy project can be.
Along the way, we see supportive insights from Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon, Judy Davis, Finn Wittrock, Charlie Carver, Vincent D’Onofrio, Corey Stoll and Jon Jon Briones. Then Paulson gets into a fight over a peach, a guy’s head catches fire, and we get a first-person shot of Ratched, a hammer, and an ice ax.
In Ken Kesey’s words: “It’s the truth, even if it didn’t happen.” Ratched Premiere on September 18 on Netflix.