New Zealanders' 'rear view cam' an Internet hit

Feb 18, 2011
A group of men enjoy the sunset on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. Footage of two New Zealand women using a hidden camera to catch men leering at their behinds in L.A. has gone viral on the Internet, attracting more than a million hits in three days.

Footage of two New Zealand women using a hidden camera to catch men leering at their behinds has gone viral on the Internet, attracting more than a million hits in three days.

New Zealanders Jessie Gurunathan and Reanin Johannink rigged up a camera to covertly record men's reactions as they walked the streets of Los Angeles, posting the resulting footage on video-sharing site YouTube.

"If you've ever wondered what goes on behind your back, we've figured out a way to bust people, so checkout ass-cam," Johannink says in the clip.

The video, titled "Rear View Girls", shows some men making blatant double takes to ogle the women, while others, including a man with his arm around his girlfriend, are more surreptitious.

Even a man dressed as Jesus sneaks a look, as do skateboarders and cafe customers.

The clip has been viewed more than 1.2 million times on , prompting the pair of aspiring actors to say on microblogging site Twitter that they had been overwhelmed by the response.

Gurunathan denied the clip intended to show men in a bad light and said they planned to repeat their cheeky prank in other cities around the world.

"It's all innocent fun and I'm glad for the most part people get our Kiwi humour," she tweeted.

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