Dark States (2017) IMDb

Creators

Louis Theroux (cast).

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Subject

Theroux directs his blank stare into the pits of opioid addiction in Huntington (“Heroin Town”), trafficking in Houston (“Trafficking Sex”) and a murder hotspot (“Murder in Milwaukee”). In Milwaukee, he investigates the unexplained death of a young man, father of four by four different mothers.

Commentary

They’re all pretty terrifying but Milwaukee takes the cake: A perfect confluence of racism, hereditary poverty, bad education, police bias, hatred of the police, easy access to firearms, high testosterone and a toxic culture of masculinity. The latter also appears among the subjects of trafficking, who say they want a strong (violent, intolerant, aggressive, acquisitive) pimp to look out for them.

moving picture non-fiction series