Hailing from Indiana, Ryan Murphy was captivated by Hollywood with his grandmother’s influence. The movies he watched along with his granny for more than 4 or 5 times a week, her movie books helped him delight with old classics more.
The life of Vivien Leigh, Joan Crawford, and several other icons inspired him for a lifetime. Speaking to Vanity Fair he said that: “With those three people individually, I always just wished that they had been seen, were able to be who they were, and more importantly, who they wanted to be,” and this longing became the urge for him to enter Hollywood.
Murphy’s small series will be streaming from this May in Netflix. The series is co-produced by Ian Brennan which will give viewers an ideal perspective on real-life people. Jake Picking plays Hudson, Queen Latifah as McDaniel and Michelle Krusiec as Wong.
The trio is seen portraying fictional and life-based characters who struggled with labels, partiality, and cruel entertainment industry players. But their battles are quite usual in spite of the fact that this series is set way back to 1940. It has the touch of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and a combination of real-life incidents and fiction.
Murphy calling it “faction” and it has permitted him and his screenwriters to visualize the scenes. He stated that: “We were less interested in the lurid sexual nature of it [than] the idea that there was a time when people had to go to this gas station to be themselves, to be able to express their sexuality, to be able to express their fantasy.” “What we’re dealing with here is a complete look at an idea of buried history in Hollywood. The idea of people not being able to be who they were, and to show their best side of who they were.” With Hollywood, Murphy aimed to rewrite the past: “What if we went back and sort of did a revisionist look and created an alternative universe?”