I had more expectations about this one; it did let me down. I wouldn't have stopped the movie in his high school years however it kept me interested and anxious - I could feel there was something really wrong and hauting about Jeff Dahmer. Overall, I wanted to see more of his life; but what Marc Meyers has shown was hella sinister.
What I don't get is why this film ends up conflating repressed desire, gay desire, with a desire to rape and kill 17 men and boys? Performances are great, direction is neat, but at the end of the day I can't get past wondering what the fuck.
there's absolutely nothing in this dahmer's interactions with parents and peers that isn't generic or presumable, as he's portrayed as your average awkward teenager with an extra layer of edgyness provided by the flaming yet poorly explored obsession with dead animals. we learn more about his queerness than about his thought process and motivation, which is fun, but very unfortunate in this particular case