It only back in May that Monica Lewinsky took the beret off and burned the dress that made her the best meme of the 90s before there were memes to be had. Now, Lewinsky is back in the spotlight for a second round of press, and this time it’s not with Vanity Fair.
Instead the former White House intern turned sensationalized “sex bimbo” has decided to sit down for an interview as she’s a highlight in National Geographic’s documentary The 90s: The Last Great Decade? As many of us know you couldn’t escape Lewinsky’s image whether it was Molly Shannon playing her on Saturday Night Live, or the footage of President Bill Clinton going in for a brief hug.
The former mistress tells National Geographic that it was an “alarming, frightening, confusing and excruciating” time. Monica even goes further to say that she was a humiliation virgin. “I was a virgin to humiliation of that level.”
She went on to say that when it all came to a head, is when prosecutor Kenneth Starr revealed a 500-page report on Clinton. She refers to this time as, “one of the worst days of my life.”
Once a “narcissistic looney toon” compliments of Hillary Clinton, now a woman with some perspective, Lewinsky has gone on a press tour of sorts to denounce her reputation that the 90s had left her with. Honestly, it was great timing because we were forgetting that she existed since her cultural relevancy going into the millennium pretty much collapsed.
As we reported, back in May Monica Lewinsky wrote an essay in Vanity Fair in an effort to move forward and detach herself from her smeared image. At one point she writes, “It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress. And move forward.”
She even got somewhat catty at one point when she alluded that she could no longer hide in the shadow of Hillary Clinton despite her political clout. It’s a known fact that Clinton is heavily considering running for president for a second time. So it makes statements like this one from Lewinsky a doozy:
“[I was so] silent, in fact, that the buzz in some circles has been that the Clintons must have paid me off; why else would I have refrained from speaking out? I can assure you that nothing could be further from the truth. I turned 40 last year, and it is time to stop tiptoeing around my past-and other people’s futures.”
Lewinsky’s sit down interview is her first in over a decade.
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