The Hollywood Heroine teamed up with fellow blogger The Sassy Gay to cover off the first episode of American Horor Story:Hotel. Here’s what we came up with.
Okay so the premiere of American Horror Story Hotel premiered last night with a 90 minute episode, Sass what did you think of it?? Was Gaga all you wanted and more??
Lol, well HH I know Gaga is central but I don’t think it’s all about Gaga
No it definitely isn’t, and we saw a whole slew of new characters that are all so cray cray in their own way. Sarah Paulson plays a dead prostitute junkie – Kathy Bates plays the hotel’s front desk clerk AND Matt Bomer’s mom. Matt Bomer plays Lady Gaga’s man, Lady Gaga plays Queen B bloodsucker and Wes Bentley plays the handsome L.A.P.D cop that might unravel this entire thing. So let’s start right off the top, what did you think of the Hotel Cortez??
I enjoyed it so far. I think that its a definite contender to be one of the better seasons AHS has produced. (Let’s be real FreakShow is defintiely at the bottom of that list) What did you think about the blood sucking aspect anyway?
We were talking about this before and right off the top Hotel had such a different feel compared to Freak Show and Coven, this season is definitely darker and grimier and bloodier and just all around fu**ed up. Having said that, Hotel Cortez is going to be the perfect backdrop for all this madness. It seems like he’s blending in all these different concepts from different horror films – like the little kid similar to the one that’s in The Shining, and then you have Gaga whose basically a modern day Ryan Murphy version of a vampire, which is really cool right? Minus the sharp teeth, I’m really excited to see where that’s going to go.
Yea, I’m not really sure if I’m 100% down for the blood sucking aspect to be honest, but it does drive the story – as we see in the first episode
I mean whatever drives the story forward I’m down for, what did you think of her acting??
K, I’m glad you asked because I’ve been thinking about it, it may be too soon to say it, but I think I’m gonna go there anyway. I kind of was hoping for a little bit more…crazy? Her character is very demure, well spoken, and just a tiny bit quirky from what we see I think I would have liked to see her go BIG and wild and free. She’s a blood sucking, life giving, slave owning, boss bitch. She can do whatever the f*** she wants
Realistically, what did we expect? It’s pretty much her first ever acting gig, I don’t mind the character I feel like she’s going to turn up real quick in the season, and I’m also sort of happy that we have her instead of Jessica Lange, that momma matriarch thing was getting old real quick.
I just think that she’s already set the tone for what side of her she intends to emote in her character and it isn’t quite what I had envisioned. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not asking for an over the top hokey character, just a little more quirk perhaps. I just think that she’s already set the tone for what side of her she intends to emote in her character and it isn’t quite what I had envisioned.
Yep, let’s remember it isn’t our show no matter how much we would like to run this show. I really enjoyed Wes Bentley’s character, having a cop in the show with a little side drama is very L.A Noir and I’m wondering how they’re going to tie that all into the Hotel, because I feel like he’s crazy himself, like he has a mind of a serial killer right?
He’s got that piercing look too
Oh he definitely looks the part I’m already in love with him
Lol, oh I know. I’m down for Matt Bomer – let’s be real Ryan Murphy gets to cast all the hotties whenever he wants and they’ll all say yes
Ryan Murphy is gonna be like the Oprah of TV creators…I know you liked that jawline for daaaaaays. But seriously, who’s dead and who’s alive?? Because let’s remember that Kathy Bates pushed Sarah Paulson’s character out the window, and then Matt Bomer’s junkie ass killed himself, or Gaga killed him, so there are some dead people and there are some people that are very much still alive
Yeah, I definitely think she’s some sort of immortal queen. Iris (Kathy Bates) seems alive, but she could’ve sold her soul for Gaga to save her son’s life. Lot’s of questions, not many answers yet. What are you’re most burning questions you’d want to discover by the end of the season?
Ooooh I like that theory! I don’t know if I have any burning questions yet I’m just really excited for this show to get even more fu**ed up. Like where’s Angela Bassett’s character? Is Chloe Sevigny really going to play a boring housewife? And OMG what are they going to do for the Halloween episode? Okay, so I guess I do have a lot of questions…
Definitely, I’m interested to learn a bit more about everybody from the first episode, forget the rest of the star studded cast we are yet to see. ALSO we do see a tie in already with another season of AHS!
Yes right everyone keeps talking about these damn connections to previous seasons. And we see the real estate agent from season 1 “Murder House”, do you think anything major is going to happen with that connection?
The Black Dahlia
Who was that??
Not only was it one of the most infamous unsolved murders in LA history, its gruesome story of a budding starlet being found completely cut in half. I’m sure they’ll make a connection with the murderer either staying there or the ghosts of past murders being housed in this haunted hotel. Just like in murder house
Oh wow I don’t even remember. I’ve read that the connection might be Jessica Lange’s fourth child who we never meet in the murder house season…so there’s that to look forward to!
Anything else we can cover without giving too much away? I feel like people just need to watch the episode. It was super entertaining!
Yea check that ish out. This + Scream Queens = turnt up Fall TV season
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