Everyone always seems to have some kind of fascination with the macabre and this will be amplified this week due to the release of Zac Efron’s Ted Bundy biopic ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ on Friday.
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In the run up to this, people are predictably looking into Ted Bundy’s life and the writings of his ex girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, who revealed in his book the one thing that Bundy was ashamed of. Here’s what she had to say:
As sophisticated as Ted was, he had one hang up that surprised me.
Not long after we started spending time together, he came over one night and said he had something very important to tell me, something that might change my opinion of him.
Shaking with nervousness, he told me that he was illegitimate.
His mother gave birth to him in a home for unwed mothers in the East, he said, and they moved to Tacoma to live with relatives when he was very small.
Then she married Johnnie Bundy and had four more children. Johnnie Bundy had adopted him but Ted knew nothing about it until he was a teenager.
It had come as a terrible shock.
A cousin had been had been teasing him about it, and Ted refused to believe it. The cousin had taken Ted up to the attic and showed him proof: his birth certificate.
He liked the fact that my father was a successful dentist.
But to me, at least, his family’s status didn’t seem to be a major problem; Ted was very fond of them, and success would be all the more satisfying to him if he made it on his own.
Sounds like that really shook Bundy up, although it’s not like that’s an excuse for the awful and grotesque things that he ended up doing. Try and go to therapy or something, don’t eviscerate and eat people to try and come to terms with your own inadequacies. Just saying.
For more of the same, check out his final Death Row interview where he blames porn for his violence. Not buying that either.