TIFFANY THINKS SHE'S ALONE NOW; Sickening stalker film targets '80s pop sensation.
A CHILLING documentary about a stalker who is targeting Midland-based pop star Tiffany is set for a shock UK release.
I Think We're Alone Now highlights Jeff Turner's obsession with the former US child star, who married Staffordshire businessman Ben George in 2004.
The singer had lived in her husband's home town of Cannock before returning to Los Angeles where she plans a movie career.
But since topping the charts with I Think We're Alone Now in 1987 she has been stalked by Californian oddball Turner, 53.
The obsessed fan, from Santa Cruz, was previously hit with a three-year restraining order after targeting the star - including sending her a bunch of flowers with a samurai sword hidden in them. But Turner, who was once pictured with Tiffany and Ben, continues to send her letters and attends her concerts with cash provided through his disability insurance.
The troubled loner suffers from Asperger's Syndrome and also claims his helmet-type 'inventions' allow him to "strengthen his psychic connection with Tiffany".
But Turner is not alone in stalking Tiffany, as the film features hermaphrodite Kelly McCormick who is also infatuated with the star.
She claims to have been best friends with the singer since her teens, despite never meeting her.
The film finale sees Turner and McCormick meeting each other for the first time as they prepare to attend a concert where they hope to get close to their idol.
The documentary has already won rave reviews in America since its release.
It was made by Sean Donnelly, 25, who admits the film is sympathetic to both stalkers.
"Taking an objective and sympathetic stance, the documentary delivers a heartrending yet often comedic insight into the fictitious relationships created through a mixture of fandom and mental illness," a spokesman for Donnelly said.
"Both Jeff and Kelly have been labelled stalkers by the media and other Tiffany fans. This film takes you inside the lonely lives of these two characters, revealing the source of their clinging obsessions.
''This age-old story of unrequited love takes an emotional and, at times comedic, trip through their lives." Tiffany moved to Cannock after marrying Ben who she met in a US bar. She previously said: "I thought he was cute, so I introduced myself."
But the singer decided to relaunch her movie career and for now the couple are back living in LA. She has already starred in the film Necrosis and acted in various TV shows, including theYoung and The Restless.
I Think We're Alone Now will be released in February on DVD after being first shown at the Raindance Film Festival and Frightfest in London last year.
FAN: Jeff Turner with Tiffany and Ben George.
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|Publication:||Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)|
|Date:||Jan 10, 2010|
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