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Get to the Good Part: Hacker Invents a Way to Search Netflix For Nudity, Calls It BateFlix

The final search frontier.
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Remember that scene in Knocked Up when Katherine Heigl helps Seth Rogen out with the Mr. Skin ripoff and starts yelling, “Boobs and bush! Boobs and bush!”? This is better. According to VentureBeat, some anonymous hacker decided to teach himself PHP and HTML by building a site called Bateflix that lets you search Netflix’s streaming and DVD catalog for nudity.

Using the Netflix API, BateFlix lets you sort by genre, year, rating, instant vs. DVD, as well as category, such as Forced to Strip, Voyeur Peeping, and something called Nude Modeling Posing. The results are then displayed by level of nudity, from X to XXX.

It seems like sort of an imperfect system as the categories are kind of random (there is none, for example, for just plain old “Sex”). But we’re shocked it’s taken the Internet this long to come up with a hack.

Thus far, the site has been able to attract a handful of grammatically-challenged reviewers who offer their own uniquely skeevy take on selected films. For instance, we never would have thought to narrate The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo thusly, “eventually James Bond appears and sexes her too.”

(Hat tip: Thanks, @Mager!)

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