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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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Joyce McKinney ...
Herself
Peter Tory ...
Himself
Troy Williams ...
Himself
Jackson Shaw ...
Himself
Kent Gavin ...
Himself
Jin Han Hong ...
Himself

Directed by

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Errol Morris

Produced by

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Julie Ahlberg ... producer (as Julie Bilson Ahlberg)
Ajae Clearway ... co-producer
Max Daly ... associate producer
Robert Fernandez ... executive producer
Mark Lipson ... producer
Errol Morris ... executive producer
Angus Wall ... executive producer

Music by

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John Kusiak

Cinematography by

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Robert Chappell ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Grant Surmi

Editorial Department

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Kevin Bass ... technical engineer
David Brodie ... additional editor
Brendan Crockett ... on-line editor
Austyn Daines ... editorial assistant
Steven Hathaway ... contributing editor
Yannick Leblanc ... technical engineer
Nathan Sumperton ... editorial assistant
James Taylor ... on-line producer
Angus Wall ... contributing editor
Paul Yacono ... colorist

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Steve Hardie

Makeup Department

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Fran Maxwell ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Aimée Flaherty ... associate production supervisor (as Aimee Flaherty)
Mark Lipson ... post-production supervisor
Adam Picchietti ... associate production supervisor
Dina Marie Piscatelli ... production supervisor
Rebekah Sindoris ... associate production supervisor

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Michael Brawer ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Rob Feng ... graphic artist
Jon Gold ... property master
Jeremy Landman ... graphic artist
Daniel Turk ... construction coordinator (as Dan Turk)

Sound Department

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David Bach ... dialogue editor / re-recording mixer
Phil Barrie ... assistant sound editor
Joel Dougherty ... sound effects editor
Skip Lievsay ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Bruce Perlman ... sound mixer

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Kurt Lawson ... digital compositor
Maciek Sokalski ... compositor
Hameed Shaukat ... additional visual effects producer: a52 (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Brian Beverly ... key grip
Simon Cho ... gaffer
Mauricio Gutierrez ... digital imaging technician (as Mauricio Guitierrez)
Aaron Kaikko ... video assist
Rob McCarthy ... gaffer
Joel Prescott ... grip
Will Reid ... electrician
Paul Salmi ... grip
John Sekula ... first assistant camera
Jared Washburn ... second assistant camera
Joe Weireter ... electrician
Peter Welsh ... grip

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Steven Do ... additional animator
Jonathan Ficcadenti ... animator
Jiaren Hui ... additional animator
Michael Reith ... additional animator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Miriam Burke ... wardrobe supervisor
Lee Ann Jarvis ... wardrobe supervisor

Music Department

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Shie Rozow ... music editor
P. Andrew Willis ... composer: additional music
Stefan Karrer ... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Maggie Causey ... script supervisor

Other crew

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Steven J. Bagnara ... production assistant (as Steve Bagnara)
Nevada Basile ... production accountant
Sam Bjork ... researcher
Jacquie Boubion ... production assistant
Sophie Branson Gill ... researcher
Doug Bratcher ... production assistant
Josh Braun ... distribution advisor: Submarine Entertainment
David Burg ... production assistant (as Dave Burg)
Julie Fischer ... researcher
Matthew Hinrichs ... production assistant
Chris Kasick ... post consultant
Nicki Lingroso ... production assistant
Won Park ... translator: Korean
Chris Perez ... clearance counsel (as Christopher L. Perez)
Ann Petrone ... senior researcher
Mike Rubman ... production assistant
Calla Statszko ... production assistant
Anais Wade ... production assistant
Mel Young ... production assistant
T.J. Young ... researcher
Natalie Cubides-Brady ... researcher (uncredited)

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Bruce Perlman ... special thanks
Karen Schmeer ... in memory of

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Special Effects

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  • Elastic (animation)
  • a52 (online and visual effects)

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Plot Summary

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 to do whatever required to get him back to the non-brainwashed Kirk she knew, which included chaining him down to a bed and having sex with him several times over the course of a few days. She was eventually charged with kidnapping among other charges, the case against her led by the Mormon church. Tabloid reporters were also involved, not so much to uncover the truth, but dig into other aspects of her life, including activities which allowed her to fund this mission of finding and retrieving Kirk, this information which in turn affected the case and its reporting. Beyond this case, McKinney, several years later, again hit the tabloids with regard to a story about her dog, Booger, which in turn renewed interest in the manacled Mormon case. In the end, McKinney vows to tell the complete side of her story through a book, which has become more difficult for her to write out of circumstance as time has gone on. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Storyville: Tabloid: Sex in Chains (United Kingdom)
  • Таблоид (Russia)
  • Tabloid - en kärlekshistoria (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Tabloid - rakkaustarina (Finland)
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  • 87 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $91,201, 17 Jul 2011

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #1.26 (2011). See more »

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