New Ted Bundy Docuseries Sheds Light on the Victims Instead of the Killer

Alright, I’ll admit it, I love just about anything related to true crime. Whether it’s podcasts, books or documentaries,  I WANT THEM ALL. So, it’s more than normal for me to be sucked in by any old true-crime documentary. Recently, I was listening to one of my favorite true crime podcasts My Favorite Murder and got to hear an interview with the director of the recent Amazon Prime docuseries Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer. I learned that what made this docuseries different from the other Ted Bundy-related content is that the content was focused on the victims of Ted Bundy, and his former girlfriend and her daughter who was raised by Bundy until he was convicted.

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Right off the bat, I was intrigued. As a feminist, I think it was a very smart move to focus on the women surrounding the Ted Bundy case, as there is an over-saturation of Ted Bundy-related content that is solely focused on Bundy. This docuseries sheds more light on the lives of the victims before the murders and humanizes their stories. This series was also the first time that Elizabeth Kendall, Bundy’s former girlfriend, and her daughter Molly were interviewed regarding the murders and their lives with Bundy. Hearing their stories of Bundy just further validated how much of a sociopathic killer he really was. 

As most residents of Ellensburg probably know, Bundy kidnapped Susan Rancourt on the CWU campus. Ellensburg is featured in the docuseries for this very reason, and even some CWU police staff are featured in the series. 

Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer is a cut above the rest. Its feminist overtones make it a unique series that sheds light on the victims and their lives, instead of the man behind their demise.

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