I read that it re-opened up lots of trauma for the families of the victims, and I'm also tired of true crime bitches who think it's cool to be desensitized to violence against marginalized folks. So i'm not too interested in watching it
I haven't watched it, but I see more than one person in the answers deride the docuseries for trying to humanize Dahmer. I can't believe it's not obvious to everyone that any attempt to humanize anybody is a step in the right direction, not the wrong one.
Yeah, it was trash. I think, for me, the worst part was that they took a lot of liberties depicting Tony Hughes murder. The writing made an obvious attempt to partly blame him, an average, queer, black, deaf man, over a violent, white piece of shit man. They threw the "Jeff Dahmer got away with this for so long because he was white (and the cops were homophobic and racist) and his victims largely were not" in there. But it was coupled with these totally conflicting messages about how we should feel sorry for or relate to Jeffery Dahmer, as queer people? Nah, fuck that. They also worked really hard to portray that he didn't think he was killing nonwhite people because they were nonwhite. It's like "he didn't intend that" is a big take away, and I find that utterly stupefying. Yeah, Tony Hughes was probably the most humanized of his victims in the show... But I also think that was just to avoid some of the backlash that was going to come with the way they planned to depict his murder. You weren't supposed to be heartbroken for Tony, but for his murderer. So they also, to humanize the character of Dahmer, didn't actually show him murdering Tony. They showed him wanting to stop himself. And it's also just false that he didn't entrap, drug, and torture that man just like the other men and boys he killed.
I'm not sure what's wrong with Ryan Murphy. Like I'm glad he gives work to queer ad trans actors the way that he does, if he is in fact responsible for that... But what we don't need right now, is to watch queer people beg for their lives for entertainment, or see apologetic bullshit for psychotic racists. But it's really obvious that the show is for cishet white audiences who want to nail Evan Peters. The same as American Horror Story.
No. Before I had a baby, I would have for sure. But I don’t want to reflect on what an awful and scary place this world can be anymore.
Nope. What is it?
we're not allowed 😞
Only clips, it just makes me depressed and angry, especially the part where a black victim escaped and the cops took the kid back to Dahmer. Meanwhile I walk around with my white girlfriend's daughter and people treat me like I'm a trafficker
The newest Evan Peters one? I just finished it yesterday. It was in poor taste. They basically tried to humanise Dahmer, which is absolutely disgusting for the families of the victims. Also so many (mainly white women) have boasted about it not creeping them out or making them scared or horrified. I don’t understand why people flex that kinda stuff, what he did was barbaric.
Aside from the fact I already know enough about Dahmer, I'm not really a big fan of the latest outcrop of "true crime as entertainment" media as I find it often ends up lionising serial killers and other criminals, even if that wasn't the intention of the creator.
Not me. I can't watch series.
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Good choice...I had to stop watching it