Series co-creator Ryan Murphy finds nothing surprising about this though after enduring criticisms and controversies on his others shows like Glee, American Story and Nip/Tuck. "I've obviously been through that before," he said a the Television Critics Association summer press tour. "I always find it to be interesting for people to make that decision before they've even seen it. The show is about tolerance -- it's a discussion of tolerance. Actually, if they watched it, I think they would like it because they're represented. Ellen Barkin's character is one of them."