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
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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 Theroux gets under the skin of the plastic surgery patients of Beverly Hills.

Stars: Stuart Linder, Louis Theroux
Louis Theroux: Miami Megajail (TV Mini-Series 2011)
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Louis spends time in one of Miami County Jail's most notorious sections

Stars: Louis Theroux
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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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Written and Performed by Juan García Esquivel
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One of my favourite documentary series ever...you couldn't write this stuff
13 May 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Over the last few months, I have become obsessed with Louis Theroux and his documentaries. However, as much as I've enjoyed his recent programmes, Weird Weekends is still his Magnum Opus.

Theroux is an endearing screen presence, not to mention intelligent, funny, articulate and attractive. During WW's 3-season run, he had covered a number of interesting subjects ranging from porn to demolition derby. His non-judgemental attitude and willingness to take part makes him one of the best documentarians working today.

My favourite WW episodes are:

Looking for love Gangster Rap Black Nationalists Body building Professional wrestling Off-off Broadway Informercials Swingers

Hell I pretty much like all of them!

I hope Louis decides to do another series next year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first series. He'll have his work cut out for him though trying to find another weird subculture to explore. Especially considering there are now channels devoted to extraordinary human interest stories (e.g. TLC).


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