It's Not Terrible That Zac Efron Is Playing Ted Bundy

Is It Really That Terrible For Zac Efron To Star As Ted Bundy?

Let's keep our feelings about Zac Efron, the actor, separate from our feelings about Ted Bundy, the criminal.


I wasn't prompted to watch the trailer for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile until I saw the strikingly handsome image of the dreamy Zac Efron as the video's thumbnail. I had heard about Netflix releasing the crime documentary sometime this Spring, but it wasn't until I brought up how attractive Zac Efron looked in the trailer that I learned about the controversy over the casting of this film.

Although the film was first revealed during the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, unveiling the character of Bundy to be played by Efron, the controversy surrounding the handsome actor's role in the project has become especially prevalent recently, most likely due to the release of the movie's trailer at the end of January.

Despite the fact that my friends aren't in any way, shape, or form involved in the entertainment industry whatsoever, they clued me in on all of the disputes regarding Efron starring as Ted Bundy, who was a rapist and murderer of many in real life during the 1970s. When I pointed out how "hot" I thought Efron looked in the trailer, (which, by the way, I only watched the first twenty seconds of because I paused it as soon as I saw how attractive Efron looked) it soon became clear to me that my friends had formed their own solid opinion on this topic, as well.

According to them, and to many others, Efron shouldn't play the role of Bundy in this Netflix thriller because he is sexualizing the role of the criminal. The gravity of Bundy's actions presented in this film, they argue, will be lessened because Efron is universally seen as an incredibly stunning male actor within today's entertainment world.

Therefore, it's believed by some that Efron's beauty will distract viewers from how serious and awful Bundy's crimes were. As my friends claim, viewers focusing on Efron's appearance may not truly view the character of Bundy as a sinister criminal and, instead, view him as just another man crush; they may disregard Bundy's crimes because they're so intrigued by his looks.

I was appalled that anyone would think this of the casting decision of this film. Just because an actor is handsome doesn't mean that he can only be viewed and valued by his outer appearance. There's no denying that Efron is a talented actor, singer, dancer, which is proven by his performances in his past films. Why, then, are people so quick to assume that audiences will only care about Efron's good looks rather than his acting skills?

It's also worth noting that the casting was deliberate on the part of the filmmakers. Bundy was known to be charming and dreamy. His reputation for being a very handsome man is an extremely important aspect of the Bundy story; girls and women swooned over him even during his trial, and Bundy used his good looks to his advantage. Therefore, it's only logical that an actor who is viewed as attractive by many would be cast as the criminal, since his striking looks have a lot to do with the character and the story itself.

People have to stop assuming that audiences will ignore Efron's acting skills and focus on his captivating appearance instead; it's completely possible for a man to be viewed as a good actor and a dreamboat at the same time. If anything, Efron's presence in the film may invite viewers to watch the film who may not have been interested otherwise, therefore increasing awareness of Bundy's story. And, just so you know, if you did happen to acknowledged how amazing Efron looked in the trailer of this film, you are definitely not alone.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

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10 Reasons Why Tom Holland Is The Definition Of Total Boyfriend Material

He's the adorable British dork of our dreams.


Tom Holland first stormed onto the scene as Spiderman in "Captain America: Civil War" in 2016, and we all loved his performance in the movie. However, now that time has gone on, there's another reason he's stolen all of our hearts: He's one hundred percent boyfriend material! He's absolutely adorable, is a complete dork without ever meaning to, and he loves all dogs. There are so many reasons Tom Holland is perfect boyfriend material, but here are ten of the most important reasons.

1. Let's start with the obvious: He's Spiderman.

What girl wouldn't want to date a superhero? Spiderman is one of the best superheroes ever so it would be amazing to date the actor who plays him. Also, if you didn't cry during Tom Holland's final performance in "Infinity War", you're lying.

2. He loves dogs.

Not only does he have a cute pit bull named Tessa, but he also seems to make friends with every dog he meets. It would be so wonderful to play with dogs with him!

3. He's always down for adventures.

One of the best parts of dating someone is getting to try new things and go on adventures with them. Since Tom travels the world all the time to promote his movies, you and he could maybe take time every now and then to try something new, like surfing!

4. He's that adorable British boyfriend you've always dreamt of.

Yes, celebrities like Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch have a more "suave Brit" personality about them, but Tom Holland is the "adorable Brit" every girl has ever dreamt of dating. He's pretty much cornered the market at this point.

5. He's just a really big dork.

I mean, just look at him! I don't think there would be anyone better to laugh or do dorky things with than Tom Holland.

6. He's got a great group of friends.

I don't know about you, but I would love to hang out with Zendaya and Jacob Balaton. All three of these guys just seem like perfect squad goals.

7. He truly loves and appreciates the people in his life.

Tom always shows his gratitude for every opportunity he's been given and never hesitates to support his co-stars. That, to me, is true friendship.

8. He's got a great sense of style.

That is one classy outfit right there. And the muscles are a great bonus.

9. He's well-traveled.

How awesome would it be to see the world with Tom as he goes on promotional tours? Think of all the cool things you could experience together!

10. He's a pure ray of sunshine who deserves the world.

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So ladies, if you're looking for the perfect boyfriend, look no further than Tom Holland.

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Bye, Sister! All The Tea Between James Charles And Tati Westbrook

The tea is hot between sister James Charles and Tati Westbrook, two youtube beauty influencers.


It seems that every day in the beauty community there is another scandal between two influencers. The two have been in a semi-public fight since the middle of April after James Charles originally posted a sponsored ad with the company "Sugar Bear Hair," Westbrook's main competitor for her similar vitamins "Halo Beauty." According to Westbrook, James had said numerous times in the past that he did not like or support Sugarbear Hair. Shortly after this, influencers started claiming sides either Sister James or Miss Tati.

Since the initial "Bye Sister" and "Tati" videos released, Charles has lost over 3 million subscribers, and Westbrook gaining over 5 million. Fans are keeping track over a live stream comparing the two. From the initial start of the backlash to now, here's everything you need to know about the fight.

Who are James Charles and Tati Westbrook?


James Charles and Tati Westbrook are both beauty influencers predominantly known for being YouTubers with high numbers of subscribers.

Tati Westbrook (@glamlifeguru) is 37 years old and is pegged as one of the first beauty influencers. Tati is known for posting makeup tutorials and reviews and has also launched a beauty vitamin brand called Halo Beauty.

James Charles is relatively new to the beauty industry, at only 19 years old. Charles has only been involved for around three to four years becoming Covergirl's first male spokesmodel in 2016. He has also launched a palette with Morphe.

Charles has often called Westbrook his mentor as well as his "mother." The duo has appeared in a number of videos together.

How has the feud escalated?

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Since Tati's "Bye Sister" and James "Tati" video, numerous influencers and celebrities have voiced their sides, as well as others, coming forward about their personal experiences. On James' side other than some subscribers, Nikita Dragun and Gabriel Zamora are the only clear supporters of James. Zamora in a recent video said, "I'm confused and this is just me, I don't get where the betrayal was... all of these videos are being made where James is made out to be this horrible human being and I'm just confused as to what happened."

Nikita Dragun shared a screenshot of a conversation with herself and Charles during Coachella, where Charles asked her to connect with SugarBear Hair. However, fans are mad about the tweet, as this was the smaller of the issues brought to the light by Westbrook. Since Tati's video, All of the Kardashian/Jenner's have unfollowed James as well as Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and a large number of other influencers. Including James' previous best friends Emma Chamberlain, as well as Grayson and Ethan Dolan.

Tati says in her "Bye Sister" video, "My relationship with James Charles is not transactional. I have not asked him for a penny. I have never been on his Instagram," and goes on to explain that it was never the vitamins that were the main issue, it was her continuously having to apologize for James' behavior. This ranged from saying bad things about other companies and influencers to sexually harassing men who were not interested in him.

Jeffree Star, in a now-deleted tweet, stated, "There is a reason that Nathan banned James Charles from ever coming over to our home again. There's a reason why I haven't seen him since Tati's birthday in February. He is a danger to society. Everything Tati said is 100% true." Jeffree also responded to James' younger brother's post saying "Why does everyone act so tough over the internet?" With "Why is your brother a predator?? Why'd you really move back to NYC? Exactly. Shut the fuck up."

Lastly, in Tati's video, she states "You were talking in detail about things you wanted to do to the waiter. And when I said "James he's straight" your response was "Doesn't matter I'm a celebrity." SO FREAKING GROSS. And you said it in front of my family." Since this, numerous videos with people's experience with Charles and his sexual comments have surfaced.

In the initial videos, Westbrook posted a 40-minute video with no ads, meaning she was not paid and spoke her story. Charles responded with an eight-minute video which is seemingly staged and scripted and included three paid ads. Again, using his platform for the wrong things.

At this point in time, it is unclear if Charles will lose any professional brand deals from this. His palette collab with morphe is currently still for sale on and at Morphe. Charles apparel line Sisters Apparel line has been taken down. The brand was manufactured by Killer Merch, which is backed by Jeffree Star. However, it is unclear if Star had anything to do with the removal.

Since the "James Charles is canceled party" began after Tati's video, fans everywhere have begun taking matters into their hands with their James Charles palettes.

Overall, Tati has proven to be the adult, and speaking facts on the situation, with new drama coming from both sides and its supporters each day.

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