A transcript of his responses to some questions from this video.
Question regarding treatment of female characters on spn, female character deaths, whether there will be changes wrt these issues:
"I’d say that there’s definitely…I think that the show resonates with a lot of inequalities. I would say that. I would say that you could also say the same thing about [audio unclear]—”
“No, you’re not wrong. This is a show that…I think it has sexist elements, and I think it has—I don’t know if you’d call it racist, but it has elements that are reflective of—I used to call it ‘the whitemare’—and I think that that is part of—”
"The show itself, also, you look at it as a portrait of violence, you look at it as a portrait of a lot of nightmares, a portrait of something like the—"
When asked if the sexism & violence was intended as a reflection of the real world:
"No, I think that it’s actually reflective of a…I’d say in a way it’s reflective of the psychologies that make it. I think that we’re involved—we get into this room, and I think we get involved in a, it’s a very—well, I’m not actually on the show anymore!…I’m on Revolution now. But I—it’s a volatile subject—”
When asked to pinpoint one thing he did wrong and one thing that was done right:
"I don’t know, I’m feeling a little, I’m a little [audio unclear]—But I would say that, by the standards you’re applying—by the standards you’re applying to narrative—I’ve killed women. By your standards, like, I’ve killed Jo, and Ellen, and—yeah, that was [audio unclear] to make a piece of narrative work, and I’ve—I don’t know.
I think some of the things that are done right are, like, looking at the architecture of Judeo-Christian, sort of how that functions in our culture, and looking at versions of it and seeing sometimes how it’s functioned as propaganda, sometimes how it’s functioned as truth, and sometimes how people’s interpretations both clash. I think it does a lot of very interesting things.
And I’d say that the way this show treats women is absolutely—I’m just gonna say it’s definitely worth looking at and it has an element of controversy. I think that we talk about it, also. And I don’t know, I think that some [audio unclear] function—Does that seem [audio unclear]?”
That’s not all of it, but that’s most of the substance of his responses. He was interrupted a lot—that’s why several of his answers just kind of cut off.