Lena Dunham opens up after HBO Max removed a scene from its upcoming teen drama ‘Generation’, that showed the use of dead cats for biology dissection at a high school.
Dunham is the executive producer of this upcoming drama and in a statement given by her to People, she did not know anything about the plans for that particular scene before it happened. However, she backs the decision of omitting the scene from the show.
The rumors about the use of dead cats in the show outspread on Twitter last week when a user tweeted that he a friend of his with the knowledge of the show said, “they brought in real dead kittens for the background to ‘dissect’ on set. No warning, people had trauma responses.”
The use of real dead cats was confirmed later on by a spokesperson for HBO Max and he also discussed the decision by the network to omit the scene, with Variety past Tuesday,
In addition, the spokesperson also revealed that due to this scene, two extras decided to leave the sets.
Justice Smith and Martha Plimpton are starring in this show and it was created by Zelda Barnz and her dad Daniel Barnz.
Such a scene would definitely leave people disturbed and disgusted, especially the ones who were on-set, watching the real cat cadavers. These are sensitive things and certain matters should be dealt carefully.