Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer
Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer looks at the Bundy crime story through the lens of gender, perhaps the only take that matters now. It begins in Seattle, on the University of Washington campus where the women’s movement is gaining traction.
In 1969, Elizabeth Kendall has just moved to Seattle from Utah. She meets an upwardly mobile charmer named Ted, and with her young daughter, Molly, they become a family. Ted appears to be the ideal partner—a boy next door pursuing a law career. They’ll have about five years together before women start disappearing.
By the mid-’70s, The Mary Tyler Moore Show inspires careers and single living. The abortion fight is won and gender roles are rejected. But on college campuses in the Pacific Northwest, women are vanishing.
Over the series’ 20-year span, women deeply affected by Ted Bundy will speak, many for the first time, with chilling accounts that will forever change the Bundy narrative and provoke a discussion around gender politics that hauntingly resonates today.
Ted Bundy was executed in 1989. In Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer, women step up to take back the narrative and have the final word.
Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer is a production of Amazon Studios and Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Studios company. Producer/Director Trish Wood was a journalist for the CBC where she spent a decade reporting and producing investigative documentaries for the network’s award-winning current affairs program The Fifth Estate.
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