He has a nice face and a soothing voice, he’s a British journalist, broadcaster, and documentary film maker – I’m talking about the brilliant Louis Theroux!
In addition to drama, documentaries are one of my favorite movie genres. I especially find them interesting and appealing because they portray a true picture of how things really are, nothing is left in the dark. Louis is most known for his documentary series “When Louis met..”, “Louis Theroux’s weirdest weekends” and his two BBC specials “Louis and the Brothel” and “Under the Knife”, in which he received two British Academy Television Awards and a Royal Television Society Ward for.
Louis Theroux comes of as intelligent, sympathetic and wise. He approach his interviewees in a humane and respectful manner, which leads him to retrieve lots of inside information, ultimately setting the foundation for the high quality of his work. If you’re interested in documentaries, I suggest checking out Louis’s work.
Here are some of his most interesting documentaries;
Behind Bars; Louis goes inside California’s San Quentin – one of America’s most notorious prisons, to meet with serial murders, gang members, at-risk inmates, and the prison guards.
The City addicted to Crystal Meth; Louis examine how drug addiction has torn apart the city of Fresno, California.
The Most Hated Family in America; Louis gets to know the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, whose members are nearly all from one family and are infamous for extreme homophobia and picketing the funerals of fallen soldiers. “God hate Fags” is a repetitive phrase in this documentary.
Transgender Kids; Louis travels to a hospital in San Fransisco to meet transgender children and their families, as they undergo life changing treatment.
By Reason of Insanity (Part 1 & 2); Louis immerses himself in the world of Ohio State’s Psychiatric Hospitals, meeting patients who have committed crimes – at times horrifically violent – while in the grip of severe mental illness.
Under the Knife; in California, where you can be whatever and do whatever you want with the flick of a knife and several thousands of dollars, Louis temps to get under the skin of extreme plastic surgery.
Do you like documentaries? Is there any documentaries you would recommend?