EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Filmmaker Errol Morris talks 'Tabloid'

Friday, 15 July 2011 12:15
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Opening in New York and Los Angeles on July 15th is the latest film from Oscar winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris (The Fog of War) entitled Tabloid. The film tells the story of former Miss Wyoming, Joyce McKinney, whose quest for one true love led her across the globe and onto the pages of tabloid newspapers. IAR's managing editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with director Errol Morris to discuss his new film, the twisted life of Joyce McKinney, his own opinion of what really happened, and how he chooses subjects for his documentaries.

To watch our exclusive interview with Errol Morris about Tabloid, please click on the video player above.


Thirty years before the antics of Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears were regular gossip fodder, Miss Wyoming Joyce McKinney made her mark as a tabloid darling ne plus ultra. Morris follows the salacious adventures of this beauty queen with an IQ of 168 whose single-minded devotion to the man of her dreams leads her across the globe, into jail, and onto the front page. Joyce’s labyrinthine crusade for love takes her through a surreal world of kidnapping, manacled Mormons, risqué photography, magic underwear, and celestial sex—until her dream is finally realized in a cloning laboratory in Seoul, South Korea. By turns funny, strange, and disturbing, TABLOID is a vivid portrayal of a phenomenally driven woman whose romantic obsessions and delusions catapult her over the edge into scandal sheet notoriety and an unimaginable life.

Tabloid opens in limited release today!