There is no doubt that the great phenomenon of this month —because yes, at the speed things are going, phenomena happen every 30 days— has been ‘DAHMER: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’. Massive hours of viewing on Netflix, people itching to dress up as the killer this Halloween, the girl idolizing the Milwaukee Cannibal to the cry of “Wow eske it’s me literally”… A wonder, come on.

Of glamorizations and investigations

But, of course, every success, however ephemeral it may be, usually brings its own controversy under its arm, and in this case it has come linked to it that many call the glorification of the figure of Dahmer and the trivialization of his crimes in the Ryan Murphy series. Problems that increased when some relatives of the victims, and even the father of the psychopath, spoke against the production.

With the gale still whipping the show and its managers, Murphy has finally spoken about it. It was during an event at the DGA cinema in Los Angeles, where he stated that ‘The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ is the result of a very long period of documentation.

“Over the course of the three or three and a half years that we were writing it, working on it, we contacted about 20 of the victim’s family and close friends, trying to get information and talk to people, and not one person answered us during that process. So we put a lot of trust in our amazing group of investigators, who… I don’t even know how they found a lot of this stuff. But it was a lot of effort trying to find out the truth from these people.”

After listening to Murphy, only question whether this argument is sufficient to justify the tone of the series and what is called “glamourization” of a tragedy.

Via | THR


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