‘Scream Queens’ is, without a doubt, a feminist show. This surprised even me, if I’m honest. Ryan Murphy’s ‘American Horror Story’ has certainly been a showcase of female characters over the last few years, even if the writing has let these fine characters down repeatedly. So seeing a mostly female ‘Scream Queens’ cast was pretty exciting, even just from a representation perspective. There aren’t too many (network) shows that focus largely on a group of female characters, so this push for a female-heavy cast was ‘Scream Queens’ first feminist win for me.
As you may know, Ryan Murphy has said that one of his main inspirations for the show was a particularly nasty email penned (or typed, rather) by a Sorority board member and sent to her sorority sisters in 2013. The email went public and people were pretty horrified. Here are a few links, just in case you want to know a little more about the email and its influence on the show: link
This is truly one of the best shows around today. It's hilarious. The script is awesome and it's very intriguing. It's a very balanced and wonderful combination of horror, comedy and mystery in the best way. :D
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