Netflix Scolds Viewers for Obsessing Over Serial Killer Ted Bundy's 'Alleged Hotness'
Netflix has a message for all of its users: Stop lusting after Ted Bundy.
“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,” the official Netflix account tweeted.
The four-part series features interviews with people who investigated, prosecuted and defended Bundy, as well as Bundy himself, in about 100 hours of never-before-heard audio recorded during death row interviews he gave in Florida while awaiting execution. He was executed on Jan. 24, 1989 after confessing to 30 homicides committed, although the real total of murders is unknown.
Docu-series director Joe Berlinger, who is also releasing a fictionalized account of Bundy’s crimes starring Zac Efron, recently told PEOPLE that he wanted to explore the incongruity of Bundy’s character — he was articulate, handsome, and a law school student.
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“Why is Bundy considered the serial killer that everybody seems to know something about and why he is a source of endless fascination?” Berlinger said. “I wasn’t sure until I started listening to the [tapes] and listening to the stuff, it burned and deepened some of the troubling aspects of Bundy’s story that I felt were worth putting on screen which I hadn’t yet seen before, which is this deep dive into the mind of a killer and the personality of a killer. Because I think the thing that’s most chilling, interesting, fascinating to me about Bundy is that he defied many of the stereotypes of the serial killer.”
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes is streaming now on Netflix.