“It’s not an easy look!”
Netflix’s new Ryan Murphy-helmed series The Politician features an incredible cast of stars including Gwyneth Paltrow and Bette Midler, but it’s Jessica Lange as Southern belle Dusty Jackson who really steals the show.
After all, who could forget her already-iconic scene where she defined the gay agenda with one simple sentence: “That’s what gays do: munch butts and celebrate Halloween.”
So we know it’s only a matter of time before drag queens begin impersonating Dusty, and Jessica herself has given NewNowNext her best advice on how to get the Karen Black-inspired lewk down.
“It’s not an easy look! That’s the advice I would give. It takes a while to get it. And it’s not entirely comfortable,” she explained.
“I had to try to look 15 years younger because one of the plot points is that I had my daughter when I was very young, and she follows the same path, and has a child when she was a teenager.
“So I’m supposed to be playing 55 years old. It’s a lot of work to look young.”
The Politician stars Ben Platt as Payton Hobart, a wealthy student from California who is determined to become the President of the United States. First, he has to navigate “the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School”.
It features a star-studded line-up including Lange, Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones, Bette Midler and Judith Light.