New documentary series by Louis Theroux America forbidden He will soon be heading to BBC2, where he will meet content creators who promote far-right views and whose work involves them promoting and enacting the most daring, immoral and illegal behavior.
Speaking about the three-part series, Louis says: “The world has undergone massive changes in recent years, in particular due to the effects of social media. This new series looks at how those changes have affected people in United States that are in different ways involved in dangerous, extreme or morally questionable lifestyles.
“Far-right groups that have found new influence through games and streaming services. Porn artists who have seen a shift in power towards them when they adopted creator-controlled apps and denounced suspected predators in the industry. And in the world of rap, young men with big dreams caught up in disputes and high-risk behavior in the world of social media driven by clicks. “
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He adds: “These three documentaries were difficult to make. They required sensitive access conversations. They present scenes and confrontations that are shocking and disturbing. But they are also powerful representations of a world that has become strange in ways we could never have imagined. 10 years ago They show the dangers of the technotopia we all inhabit now, where extremist content can be funneled directly to the phones and laptops of millions of children. But they also illustrate some of the positive opportunities the new world has created by disrupting old hierarchies. of power.
“I am very proud of all three shows and I hope viewers will find it as inspiring to watch as I do to watch them.”
The first documentary shows Louis meeting young and highly inflammatory figures on the far right, including those who recently caught the attention of the general public through the notorious riots on Capitol Hill. In another, he dives into the new world of rap and hip-hop in the southern states of America, and in particular Florida.
Finally, a third installment explores the porn industry as she deals with her own Me Too movement. This includes an exploration of OnlyFans that has given adult artists the opportunity to have more freedom and control over their content.
A release date for the documentaries has not yet been announced, but there are many Louis Theroux documentaries available on demand via BBC iPlayer. Your podcast Founded with Louis Theroux is also available, where he has interviewed a variety of celebrities during the confinement.