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‘Tabloid’ Trailer: Errol Morris Kidnaps, Chains Up Your Attention


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Charlie Sheen got fired from a TV show for drinking and talking smack on the internet. Crazy smack, but still, it’s nothing compared to the strange story of 70s beauty queen Joyce McKinney.

An IQ of 168 did not keep McKinney out of trouble. In 1977, she became a tabloid sensation for supposedly raping and kidnapping Kirk Anderson, a mormon missionary. The trailer above is for Tabloid, a documentary about the “the Mormon sex in chains case” by documentarian Errol Morris (Fog of War). McKinney describes why the rape charge is absurd, comparing it to sticking a marshmallow into a parking meter. That just became my favorite analogy of the day, possibly the month. Things only get crazier from there.

It’s a fun, slick trailer that kept my attention without spoiling too much. If you’re looking for break from monsters and superheroes this summer – though I’m not sure why you would be – and the reviews are good, I’d bring your paparazzi camera over to theaters July 15th. Check out the poster below.

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