Dahmer: Ryan Murphy’s blunt response to attacks on the Netflix crime drama

Dahmer was released in September inspired by events that occurred and is centered on the real-life serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. His victims protested against the Netflix crime drama and creator Ryan Murphy responded to the accusations.

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Storyis a drama based on real life that consists of 10 disturbing episodes that are available on the streaming platform Netflix from September 21. Created by Ryan Murphythe limited series became the second most-watched English-language show in the broadcaster’s entire history within 28 days of launch.

Ryan Murphy responded sharply to attacks on the Netflix drama, Dahmer

The drama that follows real-life serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer may have become one of Netflix’s most successful shows, but it has also come under fire for bringing to the screen the events that affected the relatives of the victims of the ripper psychopath.

Dahmer has been attacked primarily for having dramatized the stories of the victims and sensationalized the heinous crimes committed by Jeffrey Dahmer a few decades ago. Eric Perry, a relative of Errol Lindsey, one of the serial killer’s targets, shared his discontent on Twitter, saying they found out about the series after it premiered on Netflix.

The relatives of the victims allege that the members of the production team never communicated with them. In early October, Shirley Hughes, the mother of Tony Hughes, who was in a relationship with Dahmer before she murdered him, said the series dramatized her son’s story, but in a different way.

“It didn’t happen like that,” he told The Guardian.

Relatives of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims in real life accuse Netflix of not communicating with them before making the series

In this sense, in an interview during an event at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday, October 27, the writer, director and producer Ryan Murphy, explained that he and his team researched for a long time before making the series and contacted around 20 relatives and friends of the victims during the three and a half years he spent writing the drama.

“We reached out to 20, about 20 of the families and friends of the victims trying to get information, trying to talk to people, and not a single person responded to us in that process,” Murphy said according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“So we’re very, very confident in our amazing group of researchers who… I don’t even know how they found a lot of this stuff. But it was like a day and night effort for us to try to find out the truth from these people.”

Lindsey’s sister Rita Isbell, who appears in the Netflix series during a court scene, also criticized Dahmer, saying the drama felt “harsh and sloppy.” Some reports indicate that apparently, the Dahmer series team never had the need to communicate with the relatives of the real-life victims, because all the information and documents that the production required to develop the dramatization are in the public domain. , and therefore Netflix was not required to pay for the rights to the Jeffrey Dahmer story.

Dahmer: Ryan Murphy’s blunt response to attacks on the Netflix crime drama