I am desperately in love with Louis Theroux and I need to talk about.
It is not his rock hard abs I dream about. Or his smouldering eyes. It’s something much more… sexy.
It’s his brain.
But here’s the thing.
I’m not alone. Just this week more than 300 Brits have signed an online petition to instate Theroux as the next British Prime Minister. Omg that is such good thinking.
So on behalf of all who love him as deeply as I do – I have penned a love letter. Not unlike the ones you write in Year Three to the boy in your class who has lost his two front teeth at the same time and literally could not be less interested in you. Yes, just like that.
To my dearest Louis,
Oh goodness, I am very nervous.
You see, Louis, I have looked up to you for as long as I can remember.
You are everything journalism should be. Your investigative style illustrates that one need not shout to be heard. I learnt from watching your documentaries that journalism doesn’t have to be about who has the loudest voice. You are nuanced and considered. You have no interest in forcing people to change – because deep down you accept that each and every person comes from a different place.
I know this because I have stalked your Wikipedia page more times than I’d care to admit and everyone knows that Wikipedia is where you get the most reliable information. In case you forgot, you studied Modern History at Oxford. And guess what Louis? I too majored in Modern History (soulmates). With your intellectual background in Arts you offer a philosophical perspective that is as unique as it is important; no individual exists in a vacuum. We are all a messy product of culture and counter culture, and going after the individual often serves little purpose.
I poured my heart out on the latest episode of Mamamia Out Loud, with Monique Bowley and Mia Freedman. Post continues below.
A while back I listened to you explain to Joe Rogan that in each project, you search for the shades of grey. The tension. You are not interested in arbitrary dichotomies of good or bad, evil or heroic. You see humans as complex and flawed. That is why you can so sensitively, and so inquisitively, approach subcultures that range from sex-workers, to sex criminals to Neo-Nazis.