Zac Efron has had quite a trajectory, from high school heartthrob to notorious serial killer.
On May 3rd, Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil and Vile will make its debut on Netflix with Efron himself in the role of Ted Bundy, who murdered more than 30 people.
Hey y’all, while watching the upcoming Ted Bundy movie starring Zac Efron please remember that he kidnapped, raped,… https://t.co/AdfQFq3IZX— Liz Dally (@Liz Dally)1556240165.0
the zac efron ted bundy movie is coming to netflix may 3 i repeat MAY THIRD— 𝔢𝔪 ♡🦇 (@𝔢𝔪 ♡🦇)1556138862.0
Extremely wicked, shockingly evil, and vile is such an amazing film. Zac Efron did such a good job of being ted bun… https://t.co/EFhquRBaG1— Holly ✨ (@Holly ✨)1556568090.0
I’m looking to forward to seeing how Zac Efron portrays ted bundy.— Juan Wood II (@Juan Wood II)1556632401.0
The new Ted Bundy movie with Zac Efron and Supernatural season 14 are both coming to Netflix this Friday and I work… https://t.co/lxb8yLB557— destinee ☃️ (@destinee ☃️)1556672256.0
The movie reportedly is "the best performance of [Zac Efron]'s career thus far" and has received mostly positive reviews.
However, some people are accusing Efron of glamorizing Bundy.
I feel so bad for the families of the victims that have to sit there and see their terrors revived as a witty roman… https://t.co/78ECkuC3Tk— anime yitties (@anime yitties)1548463489.0
ted bundy: *rapes/murders an estimated 100 sex workers and child* Y’all: “BUT WE NEED TO SEE HIS CHARISMATIC SIDE OMG PLUS HE WAS SO HOT”— anime yitties (@anime yitties)1548604864.0
@peachesfrfr okay i don’t think that the movie producer was tryna make it seem like a romance movie. sure, some of… https://t.co/0PUp9LvQfg— brynnie ♡ (@brynnie ♡)1548519793.0
@peachesfrfr @aunjja RIGHT, like the Netflix ted bundy tapes are actually really good and informative, this movie o… https://t.co/tLWNZqYQF0— scar (@scar)1548489452.0
@peachesfrfr @ChaviStHill I really wanna know what is the obsession with glorifying serial killers with movies and… https://t.co/CWlZLeouel— Texas Toast🍞 (@Texas Toast🍞)1548483910.0
But Efron himself was not willing to accept this narrative that he was "glamorizing" Bundy.
"The goal was a very challenging one and I'm thrilled that it turned out the way that it did," he said, on Ellen. "I am not into portraying a serial killer or anybody of this nature or glamorizing them in any way...it does not glamorize the killing. This is an important thing for people to hear."
Zac Efron Gets Sentimental About His Grandparents www.youtube.com
"Ted Bundy was a clean-cut, white dude, white person, so talk about white privilege. What he got away with back then, nobody would be able to do today."
Optimistic, but true?
I dont understand tweets that claim that Bundy is being "romanticized" when the point of it is to retell how he was… https://t.co/8rCyljT3lX— Angel💍 (@Angel💍)1548586317.0
@notangeI Exactly, also it is very well known that women were attracted to Bundy despite knowing what he did. Ever… https://t.co/3y0S2ehO0h— J C (@J C)1548637300.0
IF ANYONE BITCHES ABOUT ZAC EFRON BEING TED BUNDY i will cuss your ass OUT because apparently you don’t know anythi… https://t.co/pbAIHCbV8V— Sailor Jupiter ☾ (@Sailor Jupiter ☾)1556573272.0
Fiance: Hey that Zac Efron Ted Bundy movie comes out this week. Me: Yeah I know why you want to see that. Fiance:… https://t.co/7AT7KRWiyK— Brandon (@Brandon)1556666295.0
Before Friday, let's all remember Zac Efron isn't Ted Bundy. Ted Bundy isn't an attractive actor. He isn't how he i… https://t.co/gyPcD3iE9H— e m i l y (@e m i l y)1556665322.0
I just want someone to watch the Zac Efron Ted Bundy movie with— it’s genghis khan not gengis khan’t (@it’s genghis khan not gengis khan’t)1556608872.0
Director of Zac Efron's Ted Bundy film Extremely Wicked insists it doesn't glorify the serial killer but explores t… https://t.co/4VeqLNEQvN— The_News_DIVA🎀 (@The_News_DIVA🎀)1556664688.0
Watch your back 👀 Ted Bundy is coming for you in ONE WEEK❣️🔪 @ZacEfron #ExtremelyWicked https://t.co/pJK7KBdHF0— Zac Efron FanForum (@Zac Efron FanForum)1556291811.0
Friday night, you can terrify yourself by watching your childhood crush play one of the most evil serial killers in American history.
Don't say we didn't warn you.