Guys, he’s a serial killer. Ted Bundy is front and center these days, thanks in part to Netflix’s Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, a docuseries about the confessed serial killer who was executed in 1989.
Interestingly, instead of focusing on the film or his murders, many on social media have been gushing about Bundy’s alleged “hotness.” Netflix has noticed. The mega-streamer tweeted: “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.”
When a user followed up with, “But he’s hot though,” Netflix tweeted, “Where”.
The lusting after criminal bad boys is not new. The fictional Netflix series You starring Penn Badgley as an obsessive, homicidal stalker, is also attracting attention for the wrong reasons. The late, great homicidal Dexter, starring Michael C. Hall, also had a fans who tuned in solely based on his hotness.
Zac Efron is playing Bundy in another film that debuted at Sundance. A survivor Bundy’s recently told TMZ that she had no problem (as some critics do) with a heartthrob like Efron portraying one of the country’s most notorious killers, “as long as they understand that what they’re watching wasn’t a normal person.”
She continued: “I believe that in order to show him exactly the way he was, it’s not really glorifying him, but it’s showing him, and when they do say positive and wonderful things about him … that’s what they saw, that’s what Bundy wanted you to see.”