Louis Theroux said he had been considering the Australian documentary for a number of years.
Louis Theroux said he had been considering the Australian documentary for a number of years.

Theroux hoping to make outback documentary

OFFBEAT UK filmmaker Louis Theroux is hoping to use an upcoming tour to develop a long-held ambition to make a documentary about the Australian outback.

Theroux, known for his exploration of American subcultures and intriguing beliefs, behaviours, and institutions, will come to Australia for the first time to give live audiences a behind-the-scenes look at some of his films and documentaries.

He has captured the stories of the officers and inmates at San Quentin prison, and the extreme believers of the Westboro Baptist Church who picket American soldier's funerals over concerns the US military does not make an explicit stand against homosexuality.

Theroux also embedded with male porn performers of the San Fernando Valley, as well as a Nevada brothel, and the medical regime in one of America's leading centres of mental health for kids.

But he will also be using his upcoming tour, which launches in Perth, to explore Australian subcultures, and hopes to at some point document the outback.

ABC


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