The Kevin Spacey Saga Reimagined as a Scene from House of Cards

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The Kevin Spacey Saga Reimagined as a Scene from House of Cards

Illustration: Sushant Ahire / Arré

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eated on the President’s desk in the Oval Office, Frank Underwood looks calm, even as the activity around him is chaotic. White House staffers pace frantically as phones ring off the hook. The news reporter on TV bellows, “Startling accusations of sexual assault being made against a two-time Academy Award winner and star of…” Doug Stamper, Frank’s long-time associate, abruptly switches off the TV and proceeds to calmly direct everyone else to leave the room.

As he shuts the door behind them, Doug turns to Frank and asks whether the allegations are true. Frank laughs it off with a casual “This’ll blow over eventually,” in his signature southern drawl.

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