Published On: Tue, Sep 27th, 2022

Sister of Jeffrey Dahmer Victim Speaks Out Against Netflix’s ‘Monster’

Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

The true crime genre has been getting a lot more scrutiny lately, especially in terms of who it chooses to highlight in stories and how involved victims and survivors are. Currently, the Netflix show Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is getting some pushback for its casting and the POV it chooses, especially in light of comments from the sister of one of the victims.

Co-created by Ryan Murphy, starring Evan Peters, the series is told from the perspective of Dahmer’s victims, many of whom were men of color, which added to the reason why their deaths were often ignored. Of the five directors listed for the series, three of them are Black men, one is a Japanese American man, and one is a woman. The writers are queer people. So, in many ways, this is a different perspective on Dahmer than we’ve ever seen before.

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