Louis Theroux – Looking for Love

Published on 9th February 2017 by

Louis Theroux heads to Thailand as part of his Weird Weekends series to explore the phenomenon of Western men heading to the country to find a younger bride, he visits an agency which attempts to arrange marriages between white Western men and Thai women and meets several British men who are in the process of trying to find a Thai bride.

In Looking for Love (2002) Theroux takes a light hearted approach, as he typically did in his Weird Weekends series, but the resulting documentary is also thought provoking and evokes some feeling of empathy towards the lonely men looking for companionship. Watch 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.

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