In 1977, the British tabloid press was captivated by the story of Joyce McKinney, a former Miss Wyoming who seemingly kidnapped a Mormon Missionary named Kirk Anderson, and then raped him for three days straight. But, in a new documentary by Errol Morris, McKinney remembers things differently.
"When I met my Kirk, it was like in the movies," she says in the film. "When Juliet looks at Romeo and it's like 'pow!' The next thing I knew, he vanished, into thin air. I found him in England. The Mormons had him. I knew there was only one way to get Kirk out of Mormonism, and that was to make love with him. Kirk and I went to this cottage. We made love for three days. It was like a honeymoon."
Errol Morris’s new film is called "Tabloid." Morris, who won an Oscar for "Fog of War," and directed many other documentaries, including "Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control" and "Standard Operating Procedure," joins us in studio.
Below, the trailer for "Tabloid."
Joyce McKinney's response to the film at the 2010 New York Documentary Film Festival.