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R| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
One of America's top documentary filmmakers, Errol Morris, turns his attention to the outrageous and nearly unbelievable story of Joyce McKinney. She's a former Miss Wyoming beauty queen who gained a great deal of notoriety after being accused of kidnapping a young Mormon missionary, restraining him in chains and raping him in England in 1977. The unbalanced McKinney is interviewed extensively, particularly about her ambition to write a memoir telling her side of the tale.

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Director: Errol Morris

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: IFC Films

Tabloid (2010)

Release Date: July 15th, 2011|1 hr. 28 min.

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  • Morris is a storyteller of the highest order, and within seconds, he draws us into his subject, doling out details, making us wonder what will happen next and dropping bombs for maximum impact. show more

  • Errol Morris's documentary was made, and scheduled for release, long before the News of the World story broke. The smart part is that the film dissects those excesses deftly with a quasitabloid style of its own. show more

  • There's nothing mean-spirited, or judgmental, about the way Morris goes about his business - he must have been kicking himself with glee as one bizarre strand of the story unravels to reveal the next. show more

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  • November 17, 2011 tp00000000105204
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    I never heard about this story guess I was too young to keep up with international headlines back when it all happened. Fascinating story about a passionate young woman who followed her heart and ended up one of the most famous people in the press and media. An amazing and disturbing story that didn\'t end there, this lady keeps surprising even mush later in life. A very entertaining documentary and fascinating story about the life of a blond girl passionate for what she believes in.

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