But the American Horror Story mastermind wants viewers to know that his newest FX drama, Feud: Bette and Joan, will be anything but a “quote-unquote camp-fest.”
While the upcoming premiere already has viewers excited for more infamous feuds to come in future seasons, Murphy said he has no plans to explore another Hollywood-centric female feud!
Speaking at the show’s panel at the 2017 Winter TCA Press Tour, he explained:
“I think if we’re gonna do feuds, we can’t just do Hollywood stories. I think we could do something from the 16th century. I think the scope of the show can go back in time in history and it doesn’t have to be modern. I would never do another Hollywood woman vs. woman story, although people really want the Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. I get a lot of requests, but I’m not going to.”
Noooooo!!! We need this Bad Blood to be chronicled — preferably in an FX mini-series format!
Though we’re sure TayTay wouldn’t want another feud of hers exposed after last year’s Famous incident…
As for Feud: Bette and Joan, Murphy fans might assume the premise will result in the two actresses engaging in catty dialogue, diva wine throwing, and theatrical one-upwomanship — but the creator insists that there’s much more to it than that! He continued:
“I wasn’t interested in doing anything campy or quote-unquote camp-fest├óΓé¼┬ª For me, what I love about the show, even though it’s set in 1962, the themes and issues are so modern. We really wanted to lean into that aspect of the show├óΓé¼┬ªWe just wanted to take it away from what people would expect and make it a little more emotional.”
Since Hollywood’s treatment to women of a certain age continues to be such a relevant conversation, seeing this tale through a modern day lens could be just as eye opening as American Crime Story!
Feud: Bette and Joan features an all star supporting cast that includes Catherine Zeta Jones, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Stanley Tucci, and Kiernan Shipka — catch the premiere Sunday, March 5 at 10 p.m. on FX!
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