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O.J. Prosecutor Marcia Clark: Why FX’s ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Is ‘Painful to Watch’

Mar 22, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Watching “American Horror Story” and “American Crime Story” actress Sarah Paulson re-enact a difficult chapter in Marcia Clark’s life has become a horror story of its own for the former L.A. County prosecutor.

Clark’s high-profile effort to prosecute O.J. Simpson in 1995 ended in the former football hero’s acquittal, and now the FX series “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” in which Paulson stars as Clark, is bringing back memories for Clark.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Clark said in a recent appearance on “Larry King Now” that the show is getting the story right. Said Clark: “That’s what’s so amazing to me. I didn’t [expect that]. They got the big issue so right that it’s painful to watch.”

“Clark commended the show’s ability to spotlight the human aspect, particularly the pain endured by Goldman’s father,” EW adds.

Another thing the show gets right is its take on sexism endured by Clark during the trial, which was the focus in particular of episode 6, “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.” (See teaser below.) EW quotes Clark saying on King’s show: “I didn’t know that [Ryan Murphy] would bring out the sexism aspect of it — no one had. No one had ever looked at that. I never thought that anyone would, to be honest with you.”

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