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The Fall writer Allan Cubitt reveals hurt over misogyny claims

By Julia Hunt

Published 20/09/2016

Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan take part in Q&A following the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan take part in Q&A following the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Jamie Dornan attends a screening of the third series of BBC Two drama The Fall, at the BFI in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 7, 2016. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
(Left to right) Jamie Dornan, Gillian Anderson and Allan Cubitt attend a screening of the third series of BBC Two drama The Fall, at the BFI in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 7, 2016. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Valene Kane attends a screening of the third series of BBC Two drama The Fall, at the BFI in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 7, 2016. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
(Left to right) Aisling Franciosi, Valene Kane and Aisling Bea attend a screening of the third series of BBC Two drama The Fall, at the BFI in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 7, 2016. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Gillian Anderson attends a screening of the third series of BBC Two drama The Fall, at the BFI in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 7, 2016. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Aisling Bea attends a screening of the third series of BBC Two drama The Fall, at the BFI in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 7, 2016. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Jamie Dornan (left) and Gillian Anderson attend a screening of the third series of BBC Two drama The Fall, at the BFI in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 7, 2016. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Aisling Franciosi attends a screening of the third series of BBC Two drama The Fall, at the BFI in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 7, 2016. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Allen Cubitt attends a screening of the third series of BBC Two drama The Fall, at the BFI in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 7, 2016. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Gillian Anderson attends the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Gillian Anderson attends the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan take part in Q&A following the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson attend the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan take part in Q&A following the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Jamie Dornan takes part in Q&A following the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Gillian Anderson takes part in Q&A following the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson attend the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Gillian Anderson attends the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson attend the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Gillian Anderson takes part in Q&A following the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Gillian Anderson takes part in Q&A following the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Allan Cubitt takes part in Q&A following the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Jamie Dornan takes part in Q&A following the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Gillian Anderson takes part in Q&A following the screening of BBC Two drama 'The Fall' to launch series three at BFI Southbank on September 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

The Fall writer Allan Cubitt has said he feels hurt and upset at suggestions he is misogynistic.

The BBC series - which stars Gillian Anderson as DSI Gibson, a cop on the trail of a serial killer (Jamie Dornan) - has come in for criticism for its depiction of male violence and was once described as "an invitation to share an extended rape fantasy".

Cubitt said: "I do feel hurt. I was very upset by the implications - because whose fantasy would it be but mine?

"Being accused of misogyny when you're not a misogynistic person, and indeed your entire raison d'etre is the reverse of that, feels like an artistic failure."

The third series of The Fall starts this month.

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