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Monday, July 09, 2012

Craziest news story ever

I keep a storydust folder of interesting things I find. I was going through it recently and rediscovered this. It is a storydust overload! It's at least 5 stories in one. Although what a great biopic in the making! Surely the maddest news story of all time.

 I was going to attempt to write it into the script for Friend Request, my nano-budget feature film, but decided it was too zany even for that!

Thanks to Suki Singh for handing me the cutting many years ago!


Craig said...

Perhaps you're unaware of this, but Errol Morris made a documentary about Ms. McKinney called "Tabloid," in which he interviewed her about the sex-slave case and the dog-cloning. After the movie was released, she sued him:

Tim Clague said...

I was unaware of that Craig, but as I liked Fog of War I got a copy of Tabloid but have yet to watch it. Obviously I will now check it out ASAP. Cheers

Craig said...

It's bizarre and amazing, but I have to admit it helps if you don't know much about the story before you watch the documentary. The first time I saw it I had only the vaguest idea of what it was about and by the end I had to scrape my jaw up off the floor. I enjoyed it even more the second time I watched it because then I could admire the clever way Morris put it all together. I hope after you watch it you'll post a follow-up with your reaction.

Tim Clague said...

I watched it today Craig. In many ways it is a shame that it doesn't feature her attempt to sue Errol Morris (by definition, it couldn't of course) as I feel this continues the story of her involvement with the media. I enjoyed it. It was well put together. Entertaining of course. But perhaps not quite worthy of a feature. After all, being so 'out there' there can be no real lessons to draw from this. It is a unique series of events.