"Scream Queens" is shaping up to be a hilarious, over-the-top campfest, but some aspects may be more grounded in reality than others.
At the Television Critics’ Association’s summer press tour on Wednesday, show creator Ryan Murphy revealed that Emma Roberts' character Chanel was inspired by the work of perhaps the most famous sorority sister of them all.
If you recall, Rebecca Martinson, whom the Internet nicknamed "Deranged Sorority Girl," resigned from the Delta Gamma chapter of the University of Maryland after her homophobic, racist and expletive-laden email to her fellow sisters went viral in 2013. Also recall that Martinson used the phrase "cunt punt" in her email, so we're curious to see what Murphy comes up with for Roberts' character this season.
"We were interested in mirroring that idea,” Murphy told reporters. “Unlike that girl, who apologized and resigned, we wanted to bring our queen bee character to some sort of awareness about her behavior.”
If you're wondering what happened to Martinson, Cosmopolitan caught up with her back in January and she has no regrets.
“Scream Queens” premieres Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
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