Susan Sarandon’s twisted Monarch diva brings out the sinister side of country music

This is the shocking headline that People magazine puts next to a picture of Dottie Roman in the first episode of Monarch,

Fox's new musical soap about a cruel country music family. Dottie, portrayed by Susan Sarandon with brazen swagger and

a closer-to-God blowout, fumes at the cover article about her own terminal cancer as she prepares for her final awards show. She is the

"queen of country music"—think Dolly Parton enormous—and she is determined to go out with a grin, even if it is as false as her fury

We subsequently discovered that Dottie released the story to the media herself. She most likely signed the photograph with her lips pursed in defiance,

her distinctive cowboy hat's wide brim and diamante band in the background. Everything in the exclusive world of country music is interconnected

her distinctive cowboy hat's wide brim and diamante band in the background. Everything in the exclusive world of country music is interconnected