Ted Bundy documentary featuring longterm girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall released this week
"This story has been told many times by men..."
A new Ted Bundy documentary featuring his longterm girlfriend is being released this week.
Ted Bundy: Falling For a Killer is a five part series detailing the experiences of the women closest to him, including his girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall, and her daughter Molly.
The documentary will also consider the context of Bundy's heinous crimes against the backdrop of the women's liberation movement in the US, and how his actions disturbed the new belief that women could in fact be afforded the same cultural freedom as men.
Kendall has been all but silent about her relationship with Bundy until now.
In the 80s, she released a memoir entitled The Phantom Prince: My Life With Ted Bundy, but otherwise she has opted to stay out of the limelight, avoiding the questions around her experience of sharing her life with a serial killer.
“I just didn’t think he could do these things,” she says in the trailer for the documentary. “I fell in love with him from day one, but there all these coincidences. I couldn’t let it go.”
The new series will follow Bundy's crimes alongside the context of the feminist movement, providing an insight into how he got away with multiple murders and rapes across several US states.
A new selection of voices will also be added to the narrative - those of Bundy's surviving victims, some of whom have decided to tell their stories for the first time.
After her suspicions became too intense, Kendall eventually decided to call the police on Bundy.
However, it would be a considerable amount of time after this until he was actually incarcerated and eventually put to death for his crimes.
Ted Bundy: Falling For a Killer is streaming on Amazon Prime from January 31.
You can check out the trailer below: