Louis and the Brothel


An episode of Louis Theroux’s ‘Weird Weekends’ which first aired in 2003 on the BBC, Theroux spends time at a licensed brothel in the city of Reno in Nevada. He explores the inner-workings of the brothel and attempts to get close to the girls who work in it and their clients.

Louis Theroux later revisited some of the people featured in the film and wrote about the encounters in the book The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures, he has also mentioned that he contemplated becoming a paying customer at the brothel but decided it would be crossing the line.

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