There’s no doubt that social media has influenced so much of the current world we live in. And Louis Theroux is investigating this.
As reported by Clash, the new project is titled Forbidden America and sees Theroux exploring “the impact of the internet and social media on some of the most controversial corners of American entertainment”.
Ahead of its release, Theroux issued a statement on his new documentary project, saying that he looked at how recent “massive changes” have “affected people in America who are in different ways involved in dangerous, extreme, or morally questionable lifestyles”.
“The world has gone through massive changes in the last few years, in particular from the effects of social media,” Theroux said.
“This new series looks at the way those changes have affected people in America who are in different ways involved in dangerous, extreme, or morally questionable lifestyles.”
We can expect Forbidden America to arrive in a three-part series of one-hour long films, with a seperate topic for each, however all sharing the same focus.
There’ll be an episode on the porn industry, Far Right groups as well as new voices in US rap.
Theroux said, “Far-right groups that have found new influence through gaming and streaming services. Porn performers who have seen power shift to them as they’ve embraced creator-controlled apps and called out alleged predators in the industry.”
“And in the rap world young men with big dreams caught up in feuds and high-risk behaviour in the click-driven world of social media.”
A release date for the new docos has yet to be issued.
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Check out a post on the new Louis Theroux documentary series:
In Forbidden America, Louis explores how online has collided with the real world, helping the far-right build solidarity, creating power shifts in the porn industry & seeing rap artists live-streaming feuds.
— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) September 27, 2021