Everyone knows the truth about dating: It's a real jungle out there. And with Netflix's new series "Sexy Beasts," that's actually becoming a little more literally true!
That's right, there's a new show premiering on July 21 on Netflix in which people, dressed in elaborate headgear and makeup, are asked to go on blind dates with one another, and we are going totally ape over here about it.
"Ready to say goodbye to superficial dating?" the streaming service asked in a news release. "'Sexy Beasts' is the dating show that takes looks completely out of the equation (by) using fantastical, cutting-edge prosthetics to transform the daters — giving them a chance to find love purely based on personality!"
And we thank heaven they have filmed this for our edification.
Based on the teaser trailer posted on Twitter Wednesday, multiple duos of love seekers are sitting down with one another for drinks, then going out on activity dates — everything from bowling to skeet shooting — and commenting on how personality is always No. 1 with them.
Well, except for the beaver who insists that the rear assets matter first, then personality.
And, in case it wasn't perfectly obvious by now, all of this is done while these folks are in some of the most jaw-dropping, realistic (mostly) looking animal (largely) head costume creations we've ever seen. You get a devil with a mouse, a panda with a bull, a porpoise with a scarecrow.
The show appears to take blind dating and mash it up with "The Masked Singer," giving us lots of eye candy to enjoy.
Meanwhile, responses on Twitter have been nearly as awesome as the actual announcement.
"Netflix execs greenlit a show purely for reaction memes and they'll probably succeed," tweeted Dee.
"Everybody remembers that season of American Horror Story with the Minotaur.... That episode had forums and message boards lit up!" wrote LifeRuiner103.
That said, Lady Riven (among others) noted a particular flaw in this "blind date" plan:
"All those people are thin and attractive underneath of the costumes so the “based on personality alone” thing is a bit of a stretch," she wrote.
But we have to agree with this comment:
"I gotta admit that even if those costumes look kinda freaky, they are really well done! I hope the costume artists are getting well paid for their work," wrote AlpacaDibujos.
It sure is one way to bring sexy back ... with "Sexy Beasts."