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  • richardiox 11 Jun 2012 15:59:09 5,420 posts
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    Was fairly funny / awkward watching this with the Mrs and not being able to let slip that I'd seen Tommy, Kagney etc 'at work' before.

    Kagney Carter was actually looking pretty hot in a 'normal' context.
  • thefilthandthefury 11 Jun 2012 17:31:23 24,901 posts
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    Luckily my girlfriend knows her stuff, so no problems there for me :D
  • Deleted user 13 June 2012 11:55:59
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    That's not a very good porn name.

    Louis summed it up himself nicely. Demoralized but tender. Less fake tits and more stuff like X-Art and they'll have an industry once again. Gotta bust to boom once again.
    Aye, noticed that there been a huge rise in 'natural' babe porn. X-art, babes.com, twistys etc. of late. As one actor said, theres only so much stuff you can wow a person with.
  • richarddavies 13 Jun 2012 12:04:43 2,572 posts
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    watched this last night. Was another good doc from louis. I remember the original one he did well. Thought it was interesting when he revisited that fella that was just starting out in the porno biz back in 97. Got another dynamic from the fella once you found out he lost a son before he got into porn.
  • oceanmotion 6 Feb 2013 18:12:03 15,243 posts
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    https://medium.com/reporters-notebook/d63ecca43e35

    Two of the sisters from Westboro have left. Finally. Remember one particularly as Louis really got through to her and you could see it in her face, one of those almost moments.
  • sirtacos 7 Feb 2013 13:10:09 7,205 posts
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    Just discovered Louis Theroux 2 days ago.

    He reminds me of Sacha Baron Cohen in that his persona is based on foreignness, naivete and establishing rapport, all which makes his subjects comfortable enough to share themselves on screen.

    Also, he's rather ballsy for someone who looks so meek.
  • SClaw 7 Feb 2013 13:24:16 826 posts
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    He's a fantastic interviewer.

    A lot of people dislike how passive he is with – objectively – terrible people by not confronting them, but they miss the fact that you get to see them in a completely unguarded way.

    I see him as a human focused David Attenborough – he’s not there to poke the strange animals, merely to show them to you and speak in a gentle, somewhat pleasing voice all the way through.

    I can highly recommend his books; the weird weekend one is very good.

    He’s always been ballsy despite appearances. The only one he ever nearly cracked in – but didn’t – was the wrestling one from weird weekends. They were right bastards to him but he took it with proper British reserve. Just.
  • sirtacos 7 Feb 2013 13:34:07 7,205 posts
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    I was impressed with him in the Megajails (Miami) one.

    I didn't think the wrestlers were being dicks to him (beyond what would be expected from pro wrestlers interacting with a nerdy-looking reporter from England), but then I may not have been paying attention.

    My favourites so far are the Informercial and Brothel episodes.

    Funnily enough the one where I saw him at his most uncomfortable was the 'Medicated Kids' one. God that was awkward.

    Good comparison with Attenborough btw.

    Some people criticise him for picking 'easy targets' and portraying them as caricatures of themselves. They see Theroux's interview style as facile.
    I disagree with them. His manner leaves room for his subjects to breathe and express themselves candidly. As a result, even if they're totally despicable, they still come across as multifaceted, human and somewhat sympathetic.
    Or at least as sympathetic as they let themselves appear (although I'm sure the editing has something to do with it).

    Edited by sirtacos at 13:51:17 07-02-2013
  • SClaw 7 Feb 2013 14:28:51 826 posts
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    People don’t like the fact ‘monsters’ are also human beings. A lot of the people he interviews aren’t so much evil as just... broken. Most of them deserve pity rather than hatred. A lot of the really racist sorts he’s interviewed are very much like that; just so... sheltered and frightened... that they retreat behind this wall of hate.

    I think the Paul Daniels/Debbie Maggie is one of my favourites. It was just an unnecessary voyage into the lives of two pretty normal people, who aren’t even slightly interesting yet somehow are watchable.
  • Sir_Walter_Rally 9 Mar 2014 00:01:10 509 posts
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    Louis has three new LA docs coming soon

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2014/louis-theroux-la.html

    Also read on his Twitter that he's doing one on scientology... should be fun!

    Edited by Sir_Walter_Rally at 00:01:21 09-03-2014
  • urban 23 Mar 2014 16:58:27 10,893 posts
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    LA stories airs tonight
  • craigy Senior UI Designer, Gamer Network 23 Mar 2014 18:30:43 7,386 posts
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    Can't wait. It's worth listening to him on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan podcast if you like his work.
  • Sir_Walter_Rally 24 Mar 2014 12:47:23 509 posts
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    His older stuff is much better.

    I feel the new stuff, anyone could do that. He made Max Clifford look like a fool.

    Depending on his approach, his scientology one could be good.
  • Bremenacht 24 Mar 2014 12:55:29 15,753 posts
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    I enjoyed it, but it didn't see what greater point it made other than 'dogs are mistreated'. You'd expect something a bit more reflective or insightful.

    Once an eagle taught me courage. And I will never forget that day

  • graysonavich 24 Mar 2014 13:03:29 6,802 posts
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    Monday morning water cooler schlock
  • TheSaint 24 Mar 2014 13:05:57 13,629 posts
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    I thought it was pretty watchable. The guy who had that giant white psycho dog calm within about 30secs was amazing.

    Edited by TheSaint at 13:06:06 24-03-2014
  • Bremenacht 24 Mar 2014 13:09:55 15,753 posts
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    The unmuzzling moment was a bit, ehmmm, brave.

    Oh I forgot the dogs and their owners parallels, but again, that's not really a interesting LT subject. Kate Humble could probably do that.

    Once an eagle taught me courage. And I will never forget that day

  • iancognito 24 Mar 2014 13:55:09 779 posts
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    I've been a fan of Louis' work for years. The concept of his early Weird Weekends probably sounds a bit more exciting than some of the recent documentaries but there's still a lot of depth to them. And he has made about 40 documentaries now, not including the ones with celebrities so he's bound to be covering some subjects that are a bit less inspiring.
  • HarryPalmer 24 Mar 2014 14:36:28 2,630 posts
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    I thought this was excellent, a real insight into the levels of poverty in LA.
  • ZuluHero 24 Mar 2014 15:39:01 3,661 posts
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    I had a real moment of Deja vu watching this episode - is it a new series? Im sure i've seen him being attacked by a dog before?
  • TheSaint 31 Mar 2014 10:12:26 13,629 posts
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    The recovery made by that guy in the comma was pretty amazing.

    Wouldn't have wanted to watch that if I'd recently followed doctors advice and let someone in a similar situation die.
  • Sir_Walter_Rally 31 Mar 2014 11:21:19 509 posts
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    This was a much better one.

    Who was paying for all this, insurance?! I couldn't imagine it, given that the US is supposedly notorious for healthcare - that insurance would pay for very expensive treatment (in the millions) above and beyond, and that by expert medical advice was useless... insurers are usually looking for any excuse to deny treatment.

    Excellent coup for the doc, and of course amazing for the guy, that he was up and walking around by the end... he was supposed to be a vegetable for life, with doctors recommending they pull the plug!
  • nickthegun 31 Mar 2014 11:22:18 55,849 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    The recovery made by that guy in the comma was pretty amazing.
    Was he suffering from a punctuated lung?

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    He totally called it

  • Sir_Walter_Rally 31 Mar 2014 11:40:14 509 posts
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    A fucked brain.
  • muttler 31 Mar 2014 12:27:08 3,771 posts
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    It was quite good. It next weekend the Scientology one? Really looking forward to that one, and what angle he does it from, ie just highlighting their general wackyness or is there a particular issue he's looking into.
  • Sir_Walter_Rally 31 Mar 2014 12:30:50 509 posts
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    @muttler No, it's a paedo one.

    The scientology (lower case s) one is in the making, not sure if it'll get anywhere though. It was just at a preliminary stage, it may get ditched.
  • Whizzo 31 Mar 2014 12:34:56 42,760 posts
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    Louis was having a lot of difficulty getting anyone who is still in the "church" to talk to him so it wasn't looking likely it could progress.

    Very surprising the chap coming out of the coma like that.

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  • TarickStonefire 31 Mar 2014 13:26:55 2,613 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    TheSaint wrote:
    The recovery made by that guy in the comma was pretty amazing.
    Was he suffering from a punctuated lung?
    XD

    Any Netflix library in the world for a couple of quid a month? Gimme!

  • TheSaint 31 Mar 2014 13:30:15 13,629 posts
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    :(
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