John Irwin
Heidi Fleiss ruffles feathers in new documentary

"SOMETHING very unfortunate happened last night," said Heidi Fleiss, on the phone from her home in Pahrump, Nev. One of her birds, a hyacinth macaw, blue with yellow eyes (she has 20 birds currently, most of them rescued), had flown away and possibly been eaten by a coyote. Fleiss said she'd heard screams in the desert night. "It's not like I'm hoarding birds or collecting them," she said. "My dream would naturally be to just set them free . . . but their chances of survival if I set them loose are less than 7%." It was hard to hear her over her squawking housemates. The bird motif is heavy in "Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of...