“Dear Diary: I have seen my future. It is pink and wrapped in silk.”
So says Bette Tattler, one of the conjoined twins played by Sarah Paulson in this full 60-second trailer for American Horror Story: Freak Show. Unfortunately for both Dot and Bette, the future also contains the cruelty of being ostracized by society, the humiliation of being put on display for the amusement of others – oh, and murderous clowns.
The clip, which debuted exclusively on Buzzfeed, contains the first real footage from the show. Sarah Paulson, preparing for another Emmy nomination in this role for certain, demonstrates the two sides of her characters – Dot is a dark realist, while Bette is more innocent. Also less innocent? Everybody else. Especially Twisty the Clown. Meep.