Whedon: Fox Ripped Out Dollhouse's Core Concept

Think that Dollhouse's first season seemed just a little schizophrenic, like Fox got nervous about the show's central concept? Joss Whedon agrees, and finally comes clean about what happened. Plus, the new trailer for the show's second season!

Talking to Ira Glass following a charity screening of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog last night, the BuffyFest blog quoted Whedon as saying:

[Dollhouse] became just a scoach too whore-y. Never had a better meeting, everything was great, then they [FOX] said "so they're kinda like prostitutes and that's not ok" Word came down that it wasn't ok. I wanted to make a show that's about feeling bad about feeling good or good about feeling bad. Fantasy is just that, fantasy. FOX wanted to back away from these implications. Every episode [of the first season] is ridiculously hard, because the central core has been ripped out just enough, that we're constantly dancing around our own premise.

The second season of Dollhouse begins this Friday on Fox.
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