An American Cannibal”; Series opens wide white privilege and disregard for authorities


Available on Netflix, the series is based on the true story of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who killed 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991.

Per Gabriela Maruyama

09/23/2022 – 11:26 am BRT

09/23/2022 – 11:26 am BRT

Read Dahmer's review: An American Cannibal. Photo: Playback/Netflix
Read Dahmer’s review: An American Cannibal. Photo: Playback/Netflix

“Are you going to take the word of a white man with a criminal record instead of a black man with no criminal record?” The phrase said in “Dahmer: An American Cannibal“, series of true crime starring Evan Petersexposes white privilege and the authorities’ neglect in the case of serial killer.

Between 1978 and 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer killed 17 men and boys, mostly from the black and LGBTQIA+ community. The police, however, had the opportunity to stop the killer on several occasions. As reported in the work, the criminal was approached after taking a person’s life for the first time.

The cannibal dismembered the victim, placed it in a garbage bag, and drove off with the body. Even so, Dahmer did not arouse suspicion and was eventually released. In another situation, the American was even accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, but was given a second chance by the judge and was sentenced to semi-open regime.

In yet another moment portrayed in the work of Ryan Murphy, the police found Konerak Sinthasomphone, 14 years old, naked and bleeding in the street. However, Jeffrey said that the teenager would be her boyfriend. the neighbor of serial killereven tried to warn about the boy’s age, but the authorities returned him to Dahmer (to be killed).

Evan Peters in the best role of his career

It’s not easy to choose best role of Evan Peters’ careerespecially with so many of the artist’s iconic characters in “American Horror Story“, in addition to detective Colin Zabel from “sea ​​of ​​easttown“, which earned the star the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie at the 2021 Emmys.

Although he plays villains with mastery, Evan now delivers a performance about a person who really existed and explores every cruel manifestation of Jeffrey, which feels like a punch in the gut. Expectations are exceeded, even if it is someone naturally impeccable like Peters.

The text does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Bolavip Brasil.

The article is in Portuguese

Tags: American Cannibal Series opens wide white privilege disregard authorities

PREV Without rain, Praa da Liberdade, in BH, becomes an open-air movie theater – Cultura
NEXT Black Panther 2 | Namor appears on the covers of Empire Magazine