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Tabloid Details

  • Release Date: Jul 15, 2011
  • Rated: Sexual content and nudity
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Errol Morris


Award-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris spins a remarkable true-life story of love, sex, obsession, abduction, religion, and scandal. Joyce McKinney was a beauty pageant winner in her teens who moved from the Midwest to Utah and fell in love with Kirk Anderson, a handsome man who also happened to be a Mormon. Like many Mormons, Anderson was called upon by the Church of Latter-Day Saints to go on a mission to spread the word about his faith; Anderson was sent to England, and McKinney was heartbroken about losing her man. So McKinney took matters into her own hands -- she flew to England, snatched Anderson from an LDS meeting house in London, and spirited him away to a remote cabin where, after chaining him to a bed, she attempted to seduce him away from the church. McKinney saw this as an act of love and rescue, while Anderson's lawyers described it as kidnapping and rape, and when the matter went before the British courts, the tabloid media in the U.K. ran wild with the story. In Tabloid, Morris allows McKinney to tell her side of this truly remarkable story, as well as sharing some incredible tales of her life before and after what became known as "The Case of the Manacled Mormon." Tabloid received its world premiere at the 2010 Telluride Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:July 15, 2011



Errol Morris
Julie Bilson Ahlberg
Mark Lipson
Robert Chappell
John Kusiak
Composer (Music Score)
Grant Surmi
Steve Hardie
Production Designer
Ajae Clearway
Max Daly
Associate Producer
Angus Wall
Executive Producer
Errol Morris
Executive Producer
Robert Fernandez
Executive Producer
Phil Barrie
Assistant Sound Editor
Skip Lievsay
Supervising Sound Editor
Skip Lievsay
Re-Recording Mixer
Angus Wall
Additional Editing
Joel Dougherty
Sound Effects Editor
Mark Lipson
Post Production Supervisor
David Bach
Dialogue Editor
David Bach
Re-Recording Mixer
Ann Petrone
Jeffrey Landman
Graphic Design
Steven Hathaway
Additional Editing
Shie Rozow
Music Editor

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