The final episode of Louis Theroux’s first ever Weird Weekends series, he invites one person from each of the first four episodes to his home for Christmas and this fifth and final episode is the result (see a full list of Louis Theroux episodes here).
IMDB has described this as a ‘reality TV pilot’, but it is not clear if that should be taken literally. The four people to spend time with him for Christmas are Randy James (fundamental Christian from Born Again Christians), Reverend Robert Short (crazy Korton alien guy from UFO’s), porn star J-J Michaels from Porn (and later Twilight of the Porn Stars), and Mike Oehler from Survivalists.
The programme wasn’t particularly well received, a rarity for a Theroux production, with many user reviewers only noting that he probably didn’t achieve the levels of entertainment that he set out to.
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.