Political Animals

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Title Political Animals
Network USA Network
Premiere July 15, 2016
Purchase Available on Amazon

Political Animals was a 2012 miniseries starring Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish, a former First Lady with political ambitions of her own, as well as Ciarán Hinds, Ellen Burstyn, Carla Gugino, Sebastian Stan, and James Wolk.

LGBT Representation

Sebastian Stan played T.J. Hammond, the troubled gay son of Elaine Barrish and her ex-husband (and former president) Bud Hammond (Hinds).


The show has a small fandom that focuses primarily on the character of T.J. The most popular Political Animals ship on the fanfiction archive An Archive of Our Own is the crossover pairing of Steve Rogers/TJ Hammond. (Sebastian Stan plays both TJ and Bucky Barnes, who is commonly paired with Steve in slash fanfiction.) The second most popular ship is the femslash pairing of Elaine Barrish/Susan Berg.

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