FX Boss: Why we let ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Drop F-Bombs

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FX boss: Why we let The People v. O.J. Simpson drop F-bombs

“We thought it was important and artistically relevant,” says FX president John Landgraf, who has yet to hear any complaints from viewers. Although the FCC doesn’t regulate cable, basic cable shows usually limit profanity to avoid offending advertisers. “I don’t think we’re going to use ‘f*ck’ or ‘motherf*cker’ as a noun, adjective, verb, and everything in between,” Landgraf adds. “But when it’s important, it’s important. In this particular instance, it was kind of the valedictory line of Sarah Paulson playing Marcia Clark at the end of the episode. We thought the episode would have been weakened for bleeping or cutting it.”

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