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Tabloid (2010)

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A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary.


Errol Morris
4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





Complete credited cast:
Joyce McKinney ... Self
Peter Tory Peter Tory ... Self
Troy Williams Troy Williams ... Self
Jackson Shaw Jackson Shaw ... Self
Kent Gavin Kent Gavin ... Self
Jin Han Hong Jin Han Hong ... Self


Tabloid stories centered on the activities of Joyce McKinney, a former beauty queen with a self-reported IQ of 168, over her life are presented. Beyond her beauty pageant days, McKinney first hit the tabloid pages in Britain in what was largely coined "The Case of the Manacled Mormon". As reported by McKinney in interviews, she, a southern Christian originally from North Carolina, got involved with a group of Mormons in her pursuit of true love, without knowing they were Mormons or anything about Mormonism. She fell in love with one of those Mormons, Kirk Anderson, the two who were to be married. After he disappeared without saying anything to her, she, with the help of a private investigator and some male friends and new acquaintances, tracked him down in England where he was being brainwashed by Mormon elders, that brainwashing which included the notion of sex with and marriage to her, a non-Mormon, as taboo. He left with her voluntarily, she who took him away to a secluded cottage ... Written by Huggo

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Documentary | Crime

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Rated R for sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Filmmaker Errol Morris was sued by Joyce McKinney, the central figure of the documentary for allegedly tricking her into appearing in the film. See more »


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only three reviews? this film is a good time waiting to be had by all....
29 July 2011 | by marymorrisseySee all my reviews

I'm glad I went into the movie knowing next to nothing about it. I will warn that it's a bit of a guilty pleasure... it's one of those movies in which you laugh at other peoples' suffering... but it doesn't feel so terrible because somehow the subject comes across as more of a wild phenomenon that she does as someone "tragic"... this is true for some of the subsidiary figures in the story whom one certainly could never envy, yet what it is they were up to in enacting this story, living it, was indulging themselves, surely, in nothing other than that which they want to be doing! is this enough lines for a review? I can quote God who speaks in the film promising "something a little extra" and this is important, perhaps, to bear in mind, for I felt at a certain point that I was looking forward to the films' ending ... by the end I was glad that I didn't get so impatient as to check out...

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English | Korean

Release Date:

11 November 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Storyville: Tabloid: Sex in Chains See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$91,201, 17 July 2011

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1.78 : 1
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