Louis Theroux documents some of the US's most bizarre happenings, events and rituals, by getting involved himself...
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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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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
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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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
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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 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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In America's heartlands, Louis looks at private collections of tigers and chimpanzees.

Director: Jamie Pickup
Stars: 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 - 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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While the credits for each show are running, extra scenes from the episode are shown, usually goofy situations. See more »

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Referenced in Peep Show: Dance Class (2004) See more »

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Written and Performed by Juan García Esquivel
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Great Show
3 June 2007 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This show is a unique and highly enjoyable experience. His interviewing style is not only hilarious to watch, but very effective at getting people to expose their most blunt and inner secrets. This means that each episode is not only a learning experience but laugh out loud funny.

This also often results in some pretty intense scenes where people reflect on their often sad lives. At this point they either get mad at him, dismiss him, or take it on board. Usually they will simply dismiss or get mad which can make the show a little depressing at points. I would say this makes the humour more appealing to fans of shows like The Office and other British comedies, but also funny for and American audience because of Louis naive character.


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