Netflix gently reminds everyone: Don't call Ted Bundy hot

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 30, 2019, 04:44 PM(IST)

Serial killer Ted Bundy (L) and actor Zac Efron (R). (Courtesy: Reuters, screen grab from trailer/Youtube) Photograph:( Others )

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The movie 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile' featuring Zac Efron in the lead, has already been screened at the Sundance film festival.

Netflix issued a statement urging people not to call serial killer Ted Bundy "hot" while gently reminding users that there are "several other hot men in the service - almost all of whom are not convicted serial murderers."

The video streaming giant on Twitter posted a statement in response to the latest reactions to their movie -- "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile" -- based on  Ted Bundy's life.

"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 statement read.

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The movie 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile' featuring Zac Efron in the lead, has already been screened at the Sundance film festival.

The film's trailer, released on January 28, features Zac Efron playing the dangerous yet charming Bundy who carries out multiple murders and later denies all of it to the jury. 

The film also features Jim Parsons, John Malkovich, Lily Collins and Kaya Scodelario and has been directed by Joe Berlinger.

Berlinger has, in fact, earlier directed a four-part docuseries on Netflix titled 'Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes' as well. 

Bundy was executed in January 1989. A few days before his execution he had confessed to 30 murders but it is believed that the number was higher. 

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