Critics take HBO to task for its excessive and persistent use of female rape and violence in its dramas. Asked to explain, the network seemed surprised to hear that it's an issue at all.
The critical accolades for HBO's gripping crime drama The Night Of have been more than deserved. But the reaction has been so intensely positive that, it seems, HBO seemed unprepared for one very blatant, resonant criticism—and one that's been lobbied against many of the network's shows for years.
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