The Fall writer Allan Cubitt reveals hurt over misogyny claims
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.