I’m very excited. After two years, Pernille Rose Grønkjær’s new documentary “Love Addict” will be released in 2011. If you’d like to watch the trailer, I’ve posted the youtube link below.
I haven’t watched it in quite a while and it’s very DIFFICULT to do so. The girl crying on the bench is me about two and a half years ago. The guy sitting next to me was my PoA. It’s all very yucky to remember where I was and what I was going through. And yet, it is a very large part of who I am and who I’ve become. And I feel as though I need to remember from time to time, so that I never go back.
I will be meeting Pernille and the producer in NYC this week for a private screening, all expenses paid. I will be one of the first to see the 80-minute documentary. And despite being quite excited, I am a little nervous to see what Pernille has done with all the stories and how she has portrayed us all. What’s more, I am hoping she has not created only the ugly side of love addiction, the drama-driven side, for the sake of ratings. There is a completely conventional, boring, unentertaining side to it all and it’s called RECOVERY. People do get better. People do change. Will that be portrayed? Will that even be mentioned?
When I watch the trailer, I look like a completely hopeless case. And yet, this film was shot after I had had the courage to leave my PoA and no longer “date” him. I, of course, was still friends with him. I was still depending on him emotionally. But the relationship was pretty much over. I was alone when they filmed us. I’m certain my “personal” story will not come through entirely. But a collective story of love addiction, of which I am one small part, will hopefully come through tastefully and as realistic as possible. I’ll let you all know next week!