As I was randomly skimming through the news the other day, I came across a notice of the death of Linda Pugach. At the time, I had no idea who Linda Pugach was, but the article caught my eye.
Once upon a time, you see, Linda married Burt Pugach. Who was Burt? Well, he wasn’t Ernie’s yellow cone-headed pal on Sesame Street. Nope, Burt was a psychotic New York City attorney with stalking tendencies who paid gangsters to throw lye into his girlfriend’s Linda’s eyes after they broke up, which blinded her. Burt did this despicable act simply because he couldn’t work up the courage to shoot someone (he tried).
Years later, Burt got out of prison and a mental hospital or 12 … [insert more chaos here] then-blind Linda married Burt … and they lived happily ever after.
And then somebody made a documentary film about it.
Wait … what??
Yes. You read that correctly. The whole movie is Crazy Factor 800 — Linda knowingly and happily married the guy who blinded her. And then, not only did somebody make a movie about it, he got Linda and Burt to go to the premiere. The director successfully created art imitating life imitating life imitating art imitating life. Or something like that.
Of course, I had to see this film … I wondered how this sequence of events could even be possible. I don’t want to spoil what was a wacky, stunning, chaotic, hilarious, crazy and tragic cinematic experience, but if you like documentary films at all, watch this one. “Crazy Love” is perhaps the most correctly titled motion picture in history.