Creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy has finally spoken out about the growing criticism of his biopic crime drama on Netflix dahmer– Monsters: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer.
The series tells the story of Jeffrey Dahmer, a serial killer who horribly murdered 17 men between 1978 and 1991 and reflects institutional failures of the police force.” The series was popular for its focus on the killer’s gruesome behavior and the specific framing of his victims’ stories hot.
However, Murphy pushed back on the idea that a series about Dahmer would somehow glamorize his actions New York Times Profile posted over the weekend: ‘What are the rules now? Should we never make a film about a tyrant?” He added that he wanted to tell Dahmer’s story because “it was the biggest thing I’ve ever seen that really explores how easy it is, with the white privilege aspects to get away.”
He also revealed that he was opposed to Netflix removing the LGBTQ tag dahmer after viewers complained, “I don’t think all gay stories have to be happy stories either… I asked why they did it and they said it was because people were upset because it was a stirring story. I said, ‘Well, yes.’ But it was the story of a gay man and, more importantly, his gay victims.”
Some of the backlash came directly from the victims’ families, who accused the streamer and Murphy’s creative team of not contacting them in advance about the production. Rita Isbell, the sister of Errol Lindsey, who was murdered by Dahmer at the age of 19, has criticized Netflix for cashing in on real-life tragedy and horror. Shirley Hughes, the mother of Tony Hughes, with whom Dahmer was in a relationship before his assassination, accused the series of dramatizing her son’s story. But at an event held at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles last Thursday, Murphy said he and his team did reach the families and friends of 20 victims during the three and a half years devoted to pre-production and research. However, he did not reveal who was contacted during this time.
“We contacted 20, about 20 families and friends of the victims for input and to talk to the people,” he said. “And not a single person has responded to us in this process. So we relied very heavily on our incredible group of researchers who… I don’t even know how they found so much of this stuff. But it has been like a day and night effort for us to uncover the truth about these people.”
None of the above controversies or criticisms could prevent the success of the series. dahmer In the week of its release, it not only topped Nielsen’s US rankings for streaming originals, but also delivered the 10th-highest tally on the chart in its 110-week history. In its second week, nearly 4.4 billion minutes were watched across the 10 episodes – aka the seventh-best weekly performance of all time in the history of the Nielsen streaming chart.
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