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The Fall writer Allan Cubitt reveals hurt over misogyny claims

By Julia Hunt

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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