Airdate: Movie: Tabloid

This Sunday night SBS screens the 2010 documentary Tabloid by US director Errol Morris

The incident, known as’ the Mormon sex in chains case’, became a major tabloid story in Britain and triggered a circulation battle between The Daily Mirror and The Daily Express.

Award-winning director Errol Morris follows the story of a former beauty queen who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon missionary. The film  dissects the obsessions of ex-model Joyce McKinney, who thought she had found the man of her dreams in a devout Mormon back in the 1970s. When the young man broke off their engagement to go to England to do missionary work, McKinney followed him, kidnapped him, and attempted to get him under her power by forcing him to have sex with her. Morris revisits the story, in all its oddity and humour, through interviews with McKinney and others.

9:30pm Sunday Sept 9. SBS ONE


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