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Louis meets the Phelps family, who protest against an America that tolerates homosexuality

Director: Geoffrey O'Connor
Stars: Louis Theroux, Lauren Drain, Steve Drain
Louis Theroux's LA Stories (TV Mini-Series 2014)
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Louis Theroux explores three tales on different themes in the city Los Angeles.

Stars: Louis Theroux
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Louis returns to the Phelps family to find that several members have left the cult, and that they are being sued.

Director: Emma Cooper
Stars: Louis Theroux, Steve Drain, Betty Phelps
Louis Theroux: Behind Bars (TV Movie 2008)
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For two weeks, Theroux visits the San Quentin State Prison.

Director: Stuart Cabb
Stars: Louis Theroux
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In 1997, Louis made a documentary on the booming Californian porn industry. In 2012, he returns to find an industry that has been decimated by illegal Internet tube sites.

Director: Jason Massot
Stars: Louis Theroux, Francine Amidor, Brandy Aniston
Louis and the Brothel (TV Movie 2003)
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Louis stays with the residents of a soon to open brothel in Nevada for a few weeks.

Director: Geoffrey O'Connor
Stars: Louis Theroux
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Louis visits Coalinga Mental Hospital in California, home to over 500 convicted paedophiles, and spends some time with those undergoing treatment.

Director: Emma Cooper
Stars: Louis Theroux
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Louis Theroux gets under the skin of the plastic surgery patients of Beverly Hills.

Stars: Stuart Linder, Louis Theroux
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Louis goes to South Africa where American tourists pay to hunt wild animals in privately owned reserves.

Director: Paddy Wivell
Stars: Louis Theroux
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Louis Theroux goes to the heart of gambling culture in Las Vegas.

Director: Stuart Cabb
Stars: Louis Theroux, Richard Wilk
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Louis meets parents who have turned to medication to keep their children under control.

Director: Danny Horan
Stars: Louis Theroux
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Louis Theroux travels to San Francisco where a group of doctors help kids who claim to be born in the wrong body.

Director: Tom Barrow
Stars: Louis Theroux
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Louis Theroux - Presenter: I was going to interview a member of the Raelian UFO Cult, mais ma Francais c'est ne pas tres bon.
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Jimmy Saville is even Weirder...
3 January 2006 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Anyone who hasn't seen Louis Theroux in his Weird Weekends series is in for a massive treat. I've just been through two four-hour DVDs from the video shop and it's a delight from start to finish. The weirdest thing was the episode with Jimmy Saville, who really is weird. That's Weird with a capital W.

Louis Theroux is such a charming, disarming sort of guy that you can't help but love him. He has this naïve, simplistic manner and way of asking questions, like a five year old set free into a world of adults, none more so than the Swingers episode. And the South Africa episode… and the Survivalists episode… and so on.

My favourite is the Gangsta Rap Weird Weekend where Louis tries to become mean and nasty, a ghetto gangsta rapper; somehow, it just doesn't fit, although it's great fun doing his best to be angry, thinking up rap songs on the cuff. He explains how, in the shower, he thought up some lyrics for his rap debut: 'Jiggle, Jiggle, I like you more than a little… do you maybe want to fiddle?' Can a gangsta rappa drive a Fiat? We get loads of questions like that.

In the weekend with the Hamiltons, Louis stumbles upon the bizarre rape allegations arrest of Neil and Christine Hamilton, a major scoop for the show as Louis lands up filming the Hamiltons being filmed by the press and TV. He becomes news himself in his role as a documentary reporter/journalist.

I'm not sure about Jimmy Saville. I think he is definitely too weird even for Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends series.


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