Crew member treated horribly on Dahmer series

A crew member on Netflix’s Dahmer series claims she was ‘treated horribly’ on set

She said she hasn’t even watched the trailer for the show

A crew member on Netflix’s Dahmer series has claimed she was “treated horribly” while working on the show. In a tweet, production coordinator Kim Alsup, shared her experience of working on the Jeffrey Dahmer series just days before the show dropped on Netflix.

Kim claims that while working on the show there were only two Black people on set and other crew members would call her by the other Black person’s name. She said: “They kept calling me her name. We both had braids, she was dark skin and 5ft 10. I’m 5ft 5. Working on this took everything I had as I was treated horribly. I look at the Black female lead differently now too.”

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The production assistant posted her tweet two days before the Dahmer series debuted on Netflix and has since spoken with the Los Angeles Times about her experiences working on the show. Kim Alsup, who has also worked on Netflix’s Inventing Anna and Dear White People, said the Dahmer series was “one of the worst shows” she has ever worked on. Alsup told the Los Angeles Times she couldn’t even bring herself to watch the trailer for the series as it would “bring back too many memories” of working on the show.

She said: “I don’t want to have 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.” Speaking about her experiences on set, she elaborated on how she was repeatedly called someone else’s name. “I was always being called someone’s else’s name, the only other Black girl who looked nothing like me, and I learned the names for 300 background extras.” Kim also alleges she had no mental health coordinators and said working on the show was “exhausting”.

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