Louis and the Brothel

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Louis and the Brothel
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Written by Louis Theroux
Starring Louis Theroux
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Louis Theroux
Running time 60 minutes
Distributor BBC
Original release 9 August 2003
Followed by Louis, Martin & Michael

Louis and the Brothel is a 2003 British documentary by Louis Theroux.

Theroux visits the Wild Horse Adult Resort & Spa, a licensed brothel located near the city of Reno, Nevada, where he investigates how the brothel is run.[1] During his visit Theroux interviews the owners who personally run the resort, the girls who work there as prostitutes and their clients.

Theroux would revisit the subjects of the documentary in his book The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures.[2][3]


The Age described how "the most compelling stories come from the clients themselves."[4] The Herald described the documentary as "a documentary cliche How many British filmmakers have been titillated by the fact that prostitution is legal in Nevada"[5]


  1. ^ "Louis and the hotspots". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  2. ^ "The strange reality of Louis Theroux". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  3. ^ "Freak Show". The Washington Post. 2007-03-04. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  4. ^ Miletic, Daniella (2008-10-20). "Louis Theroux: Louis and the Brothel". The Age. Melbourne. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  5. ^ Bell, Ian (10 November 2003). "Playing the gentleman to perfection". The Herald. 

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