Crazy in love

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THE doc­u­men­tary film Tabloid by Academy Award win­ner Er­rol Mor­ris tells the com­pletely bizarre tale of Joyce McKin­ney, who was the ’ 70s equiv­a­lent of Brit­ney Spears and Lind­say Lo­han all rolled into one.

Amer­i­can McKin­ney be­came a UK tabloid overnight sen­sa­tion when it was dis­cov­ered she had flown to Eng­land and kid­napped her for­mer fi­ance, Kirk An­der­son, a de­vout Mor­mon, and held him cap­tive tied to a bed in a re­mote cottage in Devon so she could have sex with him.

McKin­ney her­self doc­u­ments her ex­ploits, and jus­ti­fies her ac­tions, while mem­bers of the British press give their take on this crazy tale.

In her eyes she was a young girl madly in love, but oth­ers had a much darker take on it.

The woman may be ec­cen­tric, but with her quick wit and 168- point IQ, she’s never bor­ing.

When asked how far she’d go for An­der­son, she said: ‘‘ I would have skied down Mt Ever­est nude with a car­na­tion up my nose.’’

Ob­ses­sion, in other words, doesn’t be­gin to cover it.

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