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    “Trailer Gave Me PTSD”: ‘Dahmer’ Crew Member Lashes Out At Its Makers

    Netflix’s biographical crime show ‘Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story‘ is enjoying the number one stop on the streaming platform. Created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, the show chronicles serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer who murdered people in the 70s and 80s.

    Amid receiving strong viewership, the show has been criticized by people from the victim’s family. Now, one of the crew members has opened up about her experience working on the show. She tweeted about it and said that the trailer itself gave her PTSD. Let’s find out more about it.

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    Crew Member From ‘Jeffrey Dahmer’ Lashes Out At Makers

    Dahmer Monster
    Dahmer Monster

    Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story‘ is currently enjoying a strong viewership on Netflix. However, not everyone is happy with the limited series as time passes.

    The show’s production coordinator Kim Alsup took to Twitter before the series debuted and revealed she was “treated horribly” on set. She also revealed that she was one of the only two Black persons on the set. “They kept calling me her name. We both had braids, she was dark skin and 5’10. I’m 5’5,” Alsup wrote on Twitter. She tweeted these revelations on September 18, two days before the show premiered.

    Alsup said, “Working on this took everything I had as I was treated horribly. I look at the Black female lead differently now too.” She continued, “I just feel like it’s going to bring back too many memories of working on it. I don’t want to have these PTSD types of situations. The trailer itself gave me PTSD, which is why I ended up writing that tweet and I didn’t think that anybody was going to read.”

    Alsup called the production “exhausting” and said, “It was one of the worst shows that I’ve ever worked on. I was always being called someone else’s name, the only other Black girl who looked nothing like me, and I learned the names for 300 background extras.”

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    A Victim’s Family Has Criticized The Show

    Peter Evans as Jeffrey Dahmer
    Peter Evans as Jeffrey Dahmer

    Rita Isbell, the sister of Errol Lindsey, whom Dahmer murdered in 1991 has expressed her displeasure with the limited series. She said that “it bothered me” to see her victim impact statement being dramatized in the show.

    I could even understand it if they gave some of the money to the victims’ children. The victims have children and grandchildren,” Isbell wrote. “If the show benefited them in some way, it wouldn’t feel so harsh and careless. It’s sad that they’re just making money off of this tragedy. That’s just greed.”

    She further added, “When I saw some of the show, it bothered me, especially when I saw myself — when I saw my name come across the screen and this lady saying verbatim exactly what I said.”

    Rita revealed that she wasn’t contacted by anyone from the show. “I feel like Netflix should’ve asked if we mind or how we felt about making it. They didn’t ask me anything. They just did it”.

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