TV God Ryan Murphy is never one to keep his mouth shut, and in a recent interview has blasted previous television execs for their homophobic behaviour around his show.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the man with a television empire recalled his humble beginnings as a show creator and how executives at The WB blasted his gay content.
At the time he was working on his first ever television series which kick-started his career, Popular. Murphy recalls how he would constantly recieve notes about his scripts being “too gay”.
Murphy states that working with The WB was a trying experience: “They never got me and they kept trying to turn me into something else. And they were very homophobic even though they would have gay characters on the air.”
“They would give me notes, like, ‘The Mary Cherry character, like, could she be less gay?’ Like, it was very relentlessly homophobic.’ It was rough and I didn’t have a good experience with the studio and everybody.”
Despite this initial blow, he clearly did not listen to the memo as his continued successes with Glee, American Horror Story, and Scream Queens, have all thrived on their gay material and LGBT fanbase.
Clearly the successful writer/producer/director had the last laugh as The WB soon ended as a network, having to join with UPN to create The CW.
If you haven’t seen Popular, you should really give it a watch!