Louis Theroux travels to Southern California to explore the world of swingers in this 1999 episode of his ‘Weird Weekends’ show (series 2). Among the people he meets are Gary and Margaret Lee, married couple who host parties at their home for other couples who enjoy swinging. No singles are allowed at the party so Louis goes in search of a date so that he can attend.
Louis puts an ad in the local paper asking for swinging partners, ‘English TV Presenter, 28, seeks swinging partner’, and is not short of responses. Amazingly the Lee’s are still hosting parties almost every Saturday and Sunday almost 20 years later, we won’t link to their website but google is your friend. Find more Louis Theroux documentaries here.
A decade after the first episode of Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends, and eight years after the last, Theroux released a 2008 follow up book The Call of the Weird: Encounters with Survivalists, Porn Stars, Alien Killers, and Ike Turner, in which he provides an update on what has happened to many of the subjects. It is available to purchase on Kindle, paperback, hardcover, or audio book.