Mad Love (2001) short review

I’ve always been fascinated by Juana La Loca (“Juana the Crazy”), sister of Catherine of Aragon, who married the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria and subsequently went insane out of love/jealousy. That might explain why I was slightly disappointed by this movie, which didn’t (I felt) adequately portray Ferdinand’s emotional abuse of Juana or her (obviously hereditary) insanity. This isn’t my period, but the costumes looked good. In Spanish.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.