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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.

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Errol Morris
4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

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Release Date:

11 November 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Storyville: Tabloid: Sex in Chains See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$91,201, 17 July 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$680,468, 25 September 2011
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Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Errol Morris only met Joyce McKinney three times with the main interview taking place on their second meeting. See more »

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Features Caged (1950) See more »

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Absolutely delightful
25 September 2010 | by schanenSee all my reviews

I saw this at the Telluride film festival and thought it was truly wonderful and to know this is a true story made it even more fun. I got tickled about 10 minutes into the film and did not stop laughing until the end.....actually after the end, because our group would throw quotes from the movie back and forth between us to instigate a laugh by all. I can't wait to see it again- and buy it so I can catch the nuances of the cartooning.

The orchestration of this 'documentary' is done in such a brilliant manner that it was a hit with everyone I spoke to in line at the festival. Even those who do not like reality TV (like myself), thought this was just worlds of fun.


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