The trailer for Errol Morris’ latest documentary, Tabloid, has gone online. Morris has covered eccentric figures before, but he may have found his strangest yet in tabloid sensation Joyce McKinney. Here’s the synopsis:
Thirty years before the antics of Lindsay, Paris and Britney, Joyce McKinney made her mark as a peerless tabloid queen. In TABLOID, Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Errol Morris (THE FOG OF WAR) 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 on a labyrinthine crusade for love. Down a surreal rabbit hole of kidnapping, masochistic Mormons, risque photography, magic underwear, celestial sex, jail time and a cloning laboratory in South Korea, Joyce’s fantastic exploits were constant headlines.
Today’s celebrities with their mundane drug habits and nip-slips can’t hold a candle to this. Check out the trailer and the poster after the jump. Tabloid opens July 15th.
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