Series Preview: Julia Roberts is Martha, Sean Penn is John Mitchell and Shea Whigham is G. Gordon Liddy in “Gaslit” — coming to STARZ

Ahh, the quaint corruption, criminality and coercion of the Nixon era, now just the second most evil Republican administration in living memory.

Julia Roberts plays the mouthy Steel Magnolia Martha Mitchell, who played a major role in exposing the unsavory side of her Attorney General husband, John Mitchell (an unrecognizable Sean Penn), and the mediocre third rate goons of the Nixon White House.

I recognized Chris Messina in here. Shea Whigham looks to be a scene stealer as Mr. Butch by self-proclamation, Gordon Liddy, one of the “masterminds” of this assault on democracy. Wonder if they cast somebody to play that terminal cancer on America, William Barr? He was involved in Nixoniana long before he became Trump’s cover-up comrade.

Who gets “Gaslit,” April 24, on STARZ?

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