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.
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Luckily my girlfriend knows her stuff, so no problems there for me
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urban wrote: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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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).
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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.