In 2012 legendary British documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux relocated his family to Los Angeles after deciding that he needed a break from London. choosing Los Angeles for the lifestyle and the generally good weather. The BBC rented him a small old office in Hollywood which was originally built by Charlie Chaplin. and Louis and a small team set about developing a mini-series set in Los Angeles. The result is the three part series Louis Theroux’s LA Stories.
Among the Sex Offenders is the third of the three episodes and sees Theroux spend time at a residential facility for sex offenders who have been released from prison on parole, most of the residents would not be able to survive in a normal community and would be at far greater risk of re-offending. Among the offenders to feature are Amy, a female former teacher who abused an underage boy, and Randy a prolific flasher. Louis also meets a former resident of the facility who had left to live in his van.