Academy Award Winning filmmaker Errol Morris (Fog of War, Thin Blue Line) revolutionized the craft of documentary story-telling. His latest feature Tabloid recounts one of the most astonishing (and maybe some parts) true love stories of our age. Morris details the life and love of Joyce McKinney, a former Wyoming beauty queen turned gossip tabloid headliner after a wild sex tryst with a Mormon missionary. The story becomes even more outrageous as it twists and turns into alleged kidnapping, BDSM and of course dog cloning.
I am featured in the film as a Mormon interlocutor familiar with the McKinney story. I articulate for the audience the cultural and theological context in which McKinney’s fantastic story transpires.
Tabloid premiered at the Telluride and Toronto International Film Festivals to rave reviews in September, 2010. It opens in select theaters on July 15th, 2011.
“bonkers in all the best possible ways — a welcome return to perverse portraiture.”- Peter Debruge, Variety
“By virtue of its title alone, “Tabloid,” Errol Morris’ astonishing new documentary, achieves a degree of serendipitous timeliness.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“alternately hilarious and disturbing inquiries into the slippery nature of truth.” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon
“succulent, fascinating, and bizarrely touching” - Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
“ecstatically received and queasily entertaining” – J. Hoberman, The Village Voice.
“[Morris] has an apostate who might have stepped off the stage of The Book of Mormon [musical] to evoke the church’s peculiar rituals.’ – David Edelstein, New York Magazine
“I find Morris’s new film ‘Tabloid’ to be one of his best and most intriguing.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times.