Netflix’s New Ted Bundy Film Causes Outrage After New Trailer Released

A few days back we got our first glimpse at Zac Efron’s transformation into serial killer Ted Bundy for a brand new biopic: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

After being premiered at Sundance Film Festival, the trailer was released on Friday, though the reaction to the new clip has been mixed to say the least.

A lot of people have taken issue with the trailer seemingly sexualising Bundy, who was convicted of and confessed to murdering more than 30 women in the 1970s. His trial became one of the strangest in history, with Bundy achieving a celebrity-like status.

Bundy’s unassuming demeanour and charm have often been cited as major factors in him getting away with his crimes for so long.

Others have argued that the trailer had been shot in this style to reinforce the way many people viewed Bundy at the time.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is said to be told through the eyes of Ted’s girlfriend Liz (Lily Collins), a single mother who was oblivious to what her boyfriend was capable of until he was arrested for a string of murders.

he biopic is directed by Academy-Award nominee Joe Berlinger, who also directed the new Netflix documentary Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, which has already been met with positive feedback.

The Netflix documentary features four episodes of previously unheard audio taken from interviews with Bundy while he was on death row in Florida. It also focuses on the killings, the strange idolisation of Bundy by a number of women, his in-court marriage to Carol Ann Boone and the media frenzy that surrounded his trials.

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