Watched Mar 18, 2012
David Merryweather’s review:
Quite enjoyed this truth-is-stranger-than-fiction documentary about a "barking mad" American woman who followed her Mormon object of desire to England in order to snatch him away from his repressive religion, only to become of great prurient interest to the UK's gutter press.
You can see why the red tops of 1977 went for this story, with it involving both religion and sex, with even some light bondage thrown in for the Daily Express readers.
A sexually aggressive woman kidnapping repressed male, 'forcing' sex on him in order to break his Morman brainwashing? Lurid headlines for a week right there, and that's before The Mirror go digging into the salacious, hidden details of the woman's past...
All good, crazy fun, and even when the story kind of peters out there is an equally bizarre coda of what happened next in this woman's life. She herself is clearly a firework all of her own, her interview segments are like wow. Luckily the man from the Express and the slimeball snapper from The Mirror also give good talking head.
In the end though... I dunno. It didn't leave much of an impression. It's just an odd little yarn that would have slipped out of history had it not been for this entertaining doc. So, if not for anything else, Tabloid has worth.