I'm not here to shit you about, let's just to the chase: Louis Theroux is a man who makes documentaries. He has been doing this for a little over 20 years. These documentaries are, typically, very, very good. If any of this is coming as news to you and you find yourself asking, "Who the hell is this Louis Theroux, and was he at the forefront of helping to reintroduce chunky-frame glasses as an acceptable fashion accessory or is he merely just hopping aboard the bandwagon?" then allow me to answer your questions in reverse order. Firstly, he has long been one of the foremost advocates of the chunky frame and his contribution to their re-emergence cannot be underestimated. Secondly, if you don't know him or his ouevre, then you have undoubtedly been isolated from all forms of popular culture for the last several decades - because of this, there is every possibility that Louis Theroux will now try to make a documentary about you and your bizarre life, estranged from society. As such, you will almost certainly come to know him quite soon. So, now that we're all in the same boat, let's plough on with the meat of this article - which, if you're wondering is a type of low-quality ham.
Well, given that documentaries are the very essence of this man, hsi word on which documentaries are worth watching should certainly carry sway. Speaking to Pan Macmillan, Louis gave his thoughts on what he'd consider to be five must-watch documentaries. If at this juncture you find yourself about to Google 'Pan Macmillan' to find out who this hitherto unheard of interviewer is, save yourself the agonising 13 seconds of research I've just pissed away, as it is a publishing house.
Thin Blue Line:
Dear Zachary: A Letter To A Son About His Father:
Exit Through The Gift Shop:
The Act Of Killing:
The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst:
But don't take my word from it, why not hear it from the horse's mouth. And by 'horse' I do of course mean, multi-award winning documentary-maker, Louis Theroux - a CV which would lie outside the wildest dreams of even the most aspiring stallion.