Joe Berlinger, the director of “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,” responded to Marcia Clark’s remarks that she would not be watching the docuseries because it glorifies and celebrates the “hideous monster” that was Ted Bundy.
“Hey @thatmarciaclark as a #prosecutor you should know not to presume guilt w/o evidence,” Berlinger tweeted on Friday. “I created the show for my daughters’ generation for whom the lessons of Bundy are not well known & can’t be overstated. See the show before you falsely accuse or say nothing.”
At the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Clark, famous for being the lead prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder case, said she wouldn’t be watching the Netflix series.
“I couldn’t bring myself to watch it because it feels so celebratory,” Clark said, according to Fox News. “You know; like, ‘Wow, he’s so charming! Wow he’s so handsome!’ I don’t want to hear that s—. I don’t want to hear about it. And I don’t want to glorify this hideous monster and it feels like it might. So, I don’t want to give it my eyes.”
“The Ted Bundy Tapes” takes recordings from Bundy on death row and looks inside the mind of one of the most infamous serial killers to have ever lived. Berlinger created the show simultaneously to directing “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” starring Zac Efron as Bundy.
The series has ignited some chatter about how “hot” Bundy was, which prompted Netflix to issue a PSA reminding everyone that there are “THOUSANDS of hot men on the service — almost all of whom are not convicted serial murderers.” Many of Bundy’s victims described him as handsome or charming, and during his trial, many female attendees noted how good-looking he was.
Bundy assaulted and murdered many young women during the 1970s, and confessed to 30 homicides while he was on Death Row.
See Berlinger’s tweet below.
Hey @thatmarciaclark as a #prosecutor you should know not to presume guilt w/o evidence. I created the show for my daughters‘ generation for whom the lessons of Bundy are not well known & can’t be overstated. See the show before you falsely accuse or say nothing. https://t.co/TTFYPYmGVz
— Joe Berlinger (@joeberlinger) March 1, 2019