Published Feb 01, 2019There's been a sudden explosion of Ted Bundy-related content as of late, including the new Zac Efron film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile and the Netflix series Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. But lest all this media oversaturation makes anyone lose sight of what a monster the serial killer actually was, Netflix has a reminder for everybody: please don't call Ted Bundy hot.
Addressing Bundy's "alleged hotness," Netflix used the opportunity to promote its other content, writing, "there are literally THOUSANDS of hot men on the service." In other words, there's no shortage of dudes to thirst after who aren't serial killers.
It's also worth pointing out, however, that Netflix may share some blame in the whole "Bundy is hot" phenomenon: the first episode of The Ted Bundy Tapes is titled "Handsome Devil," and the very first line of the trailer is, "He didn't look like anybody's notion of somebody who would tear apart young girls."
I've seen a lot of talk about Ted Bundy's alleged hotness and would like to gently remind everyone that there are literally THOUSANDS of hot men on the service — almost all of whom are not convicted serial murderers— Netflix US (@netflix) January 28, 2019
where— Netflix US (@netflix) January 28, 2019
Bundy-mania isn't likely to die down anytime soon, as Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile will presumably be getting a wide release before long. In our review from Sundance, we noted that the film is a little too fun and enjoyable for its grim subject matter.