Take A Chance (Gert vs. Agnetha)

Willie Oleson

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To be honest I didn't care what a creepy stalker had to say and it was only an excuse to watch ABBA related footage.
But then the story comes to life - both the documentary and Gert's journey - and it's really an incredible story.

It starts with a young Dutch boy who falls in love with a famous singer, makes it his life quest to be with her and then actually manages to have a relationship with her, until she decides to end it.
How it happened kind of makes sense. Some people in the doc commented that a superstar like Agnetha would never get involved with a nothing-special-in-fact-a-bit-of-a-bore man like Gert but a) the ABBA members never played the fame game and b) why should famous people only form a relationship with other famous or rich people? It's almost like saying that ordinary people are unworthy.

It reminded me of Dynasty's Sean Rowan who "just happened to be there" when Alexis was in a bad spot, and the creepy part is that there was nothing spontaneous about it; it was all relentlessly puppeteered long before they actually met.
An American lawyer explained that it's all about the stalker himself and the power to control a famous person, in other words: every stalker is exactly the same. But another (and much smarter) person says that stalkers usually don't think of themselves as stalkers and that's why it's so difficult to stop.

I can't believe I'm saying this but the most disturbing part of watching this documentary were the few moments when I felt a bit of envy, envy for this religious-like commitment and disproportionate passion.
Stalking is a crime so that's non-discussable, but I honestly can't say if the love for Agnetha -which mentally imprisoned Gert - has ruined his life or not.
Either way, it looks like the situation is never going to change. Hopefully it has for Agnetha.

 

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Btw, I think it's peculiar that Gert looks much more Scandinavian than Dutch. Could it be a case of psychosomatic obsession?

I'd like to visit Sweden, it looks very beautiful. @tommie where do you live?
 
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