Details on Errol Morris' TABLOID - Based on the 'Manacled Mormon' Case

Movieby Eli Reyes

Oscar-winning director Errol Morris (Fog of War, Gates Of Heaven, Standard Operating Procedure) has just finished up a brand new documentary with the tentative titles Tabloid aka A Very Special Love Story, and submitted it for possible inclusion in this year's Cannes Film Festival.

The film will center around all around the the case of the "Manacled Mormon." At the center of the story is a all around crazy lady Joyce McKinney, a former Miss Wyoming, who, in the late seventies, abducted ex-boyfriend Kirk Anderson, who was then serving as a Mormon missionary in England, chained him to a bed with mink-trimmed handcuffs and forced him to have sex with her.

But the box full of crazy doesn't end there. After jumping bail, McKinney was eventually sentenced in absentia to one year in prison due to the fact that Britain at the time didn't really have rape laws against men in the books. In the eighties, she was accused of stalking Anderson, who had since married and had children. In 2004, she was arrested for of telling a 15-year-old boy to break into a house in Tennessee so that she could get money to buy a false leg for her three legged horse, whom she would was known for riding her in a local parade skimpily dressed as Lady Godiva. Finally, in 2008, she gained more media attention when she became the first person to clone her pet dog, paying $100,000 (£53,000) to a South Korean company for five copies of her pitbull, named... Booger. Of course he was!

The Playlist's sources say the documentary is quite funny and odd, and that Morris does get McKinney on camera for the film and the results are reportedly quite amazing. There is no word yet if Anderson participates as well.

A couple of weeks ago Morris tweeted:

Joyce McKinney is my favorite protagonist. (I don't think there's even a close second.)

If you say so Morris, let's not over sell it. You already had me at fugitive kidnapper, who raped a guy, stalked him, forced a minor to rob a house to pay for a fake leg for her three legged horse and then cloned her dog named Booger. I guess you could add vampires and werewolves to attract the female demo.

What do you guys think of the story and of McKinney?

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