Netflix's 'Sexy Beasts' Trailer Is Here—and So Are the Visceral Reactions

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Photo credit: Netflix

It’s the year of our lord 2021, and you’re in a Netflix Originals pitch meeting. It’s been hours of sitting on Zoom and everyone’s tired. There are only so many people who could have possibly killed Sara this upcoming season, and we’re running out of Sunset to sell. This is summer television, people! Let’s keep it light, fun. Then, bingo: remember our hit reality dating show Love is Blind from last year? That was a huge success. People love high-stakes blind dating! But hm, the next season isn’t ready yet. What else does America love? The Masked Singer! Oh, that’s good.

And scene. We can only imagine how this show, suspiciously on the heels of Sweet Tooth, the deer boy show, was born. From it’s newly released trailer, Netflix’s Sexy Beasts, coming July 21, appears to be a standard blind-dating reality show—except the contestants are in full prosthetic animal heads the entire time. They are supposedly intended to fall in love based on personality alone, looks aside. Fine. There is clearly someone on the Netflix team that truly believes that love is really blind, and also has never had a bad hookup on Halloween.

Only, we have some questions: Have we already forgotten about the Academy Award winning film My Octopus Teacher? What about the annual spike in discourse about the Grinch being hot around Christmas? Have the contestants considered how unfairly Jason Derulo was treated in the post-production CGI for Cats? How is it fair to the guy with the beaver teeth or the Squidward head that other contestants get to kiss? Is this what Star Trek conventions are like?

Naturally, after the trailer has spent the morning being ratioed into oblivion, Twitter has some thoughts, too. Here are some of the best:

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Either way, we'll be watching. As long as Sarah Palin doesn't pop up in any of the reveals.

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