throbbingmanmeats replied to your post: So American Horror Story is basically Ryan…
im always turn between feeling uncomfortable and unsure of the seemingly necessity for rape in horror, and enjoying the show because it truly really frightens me. but why does it frighten me? is is coz it makes me feel uncomfortable?
Rape isn’t a necessity for horror, Ryan Murphy is just a lazy hack who writes as though women were an abstract concept explained to him once in a bar. He is not aware they do things outside of “be raped”, “be beaten and murdered”, “commit suicide”, and “get pregnant”. He writes the same things over and over again in every show they let him put his hands on.
In Glee there was the whole thing with the teacher’s wife faking pregnancy to keep her husband in a loveless marriage going on at the same time as the knocked up cheerleader lying about the father of her baby because she felt it was a more financially sound move for her to force the whitebread popular football player to pay her bills than the slacker she was cheating on him with. They also add in a plotline out of nowhere about the female football coach being battered by her husband, seemingly to make a random PSA about domestic abuse out of the blue.
Nip Tuck made a whole season out of a guy serial raping models and mutilating their faces, he gets away and lives happily ever after on a sunny beach somewhere. They had a trans woman who molests her son until he eventually commits suicide. She is never held accountable for this, the boy is written off as a “troubled teen” and never brought up again, and the series caps off with his rapist successfully adopting another child. There was the woman who was basically manipulated, mutilated, and passed around (she is literally traded for a car at one point) for six season until she’s eventually strongarmed into an abortion, permanently damaged by it, and commits suicide. There’s the sex addict who convinces the main character into believing he got her pregnant so he’ll cover her bills even though when the kid is born it obviously isn’t his, she ultimately gets pushed off a building.
The New Normal kicks off right off the bat with the first surrogate the main characters come to holding the fetus hostage, threatening to smoke and drink and generally endanger it if they don’t give her all the money and stuff she wants after she’s inseminated.
The first season of American Horror story had more Ryan Murphy rape plots as well as his obligatory “woman using pregnancy to extort a man” story. Asylum is averaging at least an attempted rape per episode so far, give or take. Almost every female character they’ve introduced has been forced into a sexual situation against their will at some point. This isn’t “necessity”, it’s the reason people need to stop giving shows to Ryan Murphy.