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Thai Brides – Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux struck gold yet again in this brilliant documentary which featured the ‘Introduction Services’ available in Thailand to men from overseas seeking Thai women for marriage.

Although presented in a fairly light-hearted format, it was very thought-provoking. Of course, to most of us the notion of these agencies is abhorrent to say the least. However, largely due to the style of presentation, it was quite revealing to listen to the viewpoints of the ‘clients’ and owners, who seemed to feel comfortable expressing their views. Louis Theroux’ style, which does not at first appear overly challenging, allows a truer insight into a person’s behaviour and makes him/her less defensive and consequently more candid.

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  1. The agencies owners, the man that goes there are a bunch of rejects of their females society. The women on their country don’t want them because they are somewhat handicapped “ losers” so they have to fish where the women can not even communicate with them. I am not Asian, I am a white Latina and in my country the women are hunting gringos like that. Usually the women that hunt those gringos are trash in the inside just like this guys are. In the end for a super shollow relationship, both party pretending they are happy it’s ok. They diserve each other. I forgot, in my country they blame the man also for wanting a western man lol.

  2. so creepy but so interesting aswell

  3. thai brides are just that, they marry to gain entry to western countries, get citizenship, then divorce or stay married, depending on how much they can stand the guy.or how much money he has…..

  4. wow the part where he handed her the candle at the end and just stared at her eyes was unnerving to say the least.

  5. im soooo creeped out by this

  6. A restaurant called cabbages and condoms?! WTF???

  7. That is one of the skeeviest guys I have seen in a long time. I hope he dies of cancer.

    Male entitlement knows no bounds. Men are a Goddamned disease.

    NAMETHEPROBLEM.COM

    • “men are a disease”, No you moron, THIS man is a disease, the agency owner with the big nose is a fucking disease. Most men find this behaviour disgusting.

      Your stereotying is a diseade, stop posing your own personal hangups on an entire group of people just because you feel like a victim.

    • How dare Lake feel things. Fucking male entitlement. Having feelings and emotional needs and shit.

  8. If I may add,

    Its true,Thailand is still a developing country,we have a lot of poor people ,poor family here.
    I have no rights to judge them no matter what their careers are.

    I,myself, am not rich either, but I guess Im just lucky to be good at studying and got the scholarship for my Bachelors degrees. That brought me an opportunity to get an ok job ,not to struggle for living in BKK.

    I cannot speak for anyone else, I can only speak for myself. I dont give a shit about how rich the guy I want to be with is as long as he is a good person and love me.

    Money might be able to buy everything,but certainly not some type of happiness.
    Agree?

  9. Hello There !!!
    Im a Thaigirl .Im from bkk originally and I have also lived here for my entire life.

    Sadly but true,the places Louis visited in this video are tourist places in bkk .
    No surprisingly, there are alot of prostitutes and gold diggers. What else can you guys expect to see?…lol

    Ordinary Thais usually do not go there including me and my friends ,as we have no reasons to go. So, there is not a single chance for you White people to meet girls like us.

    So, you cannot say Thai girls prefer white guys to the others because there are ONLY SOME OF THEM DO.

    For me, I dont care about color or race, but his heart . I realize that in the end we all look quite similar when we get old no matter how good looking you are when you were young,but a good heart always remains.

    Whats the point for staying with a good looking (now )with a bad heart (forever) guy?
    I’ll pass.

  10. this guy is creepy and disgusting as fuck. the stuff he is saying makes me want to vomit

  11. I only watched 6 minutes. It was a bit creepy.

  12. OOOOOH so creepy…….this old man makes my skin crawl

  13. I am the nervous and exited man today 🙂 Indeed I am registered to the http://www.thaisilkintro.com/ website. I will be attending two weeks Thailand on नवंबर November for to meet the Thailand woman. 🙂

  14. Like the African Hunting doc, Louis is far more interesting in criticizing than learning about the situation. He’s witty and smart but he filters everything through middle-class English biases. These women are flocking to this agency for a reason. They live in a poor country where men don’t respect women’s rights and frequently abuse their wives. So they want to make a better life in a richer, cleaner country with a man who will treat them better. My American friend and his Filipino wife have been happily married for the last 10 years. He got her out of an Eastern slum. She is profoundly grateful, and they get on very well together. What’s wrong with that?

    • No woman should ever feel “profoundly grateful” to her husband. There should be feelings of equality. (oops there is the western woman in me speaking.)

    • I am also wanting to marry the Thailand or Philippines woman. It is the nice thing for wive to have the gratefulness to its husband, isn’t it? Moreover the women of Gandhinagar are too much the modern thinking in these times. Please be understanding that Indian man is not happy for always outside times for the wive. Please I would like to know and be sure for a सम्मानित agent in Thailand?

  15. Louis’ viewpoint was slanted from the beginning and it showed only a few minutes into the program. Although I agree with his underlying take, his base assumptions and viewpoints were engrained into the documentary from the beginning leaving the viewer unable to have an opinion of the situation without possibly bumping up against the host, himself. A good documentarian illustrates events with a neutrality that allows the viewer to make up his/her own mind up on what they’re watching.

    Louis kept overlaying his personal Western values (ex. equality, women’s rights, and his view of Western male predatory behavior, etc), all of which I agree with, over these Asian women’s situations to illustrate his story. If his goal was to make himself look witty and “superior” to the people he was interviewing, good show…, if he was trying to make a balanced documentary, I think he missed an opportunity to leave his personal bias and sarcasm at home as it tended to overwhelm the program from the start. Ironically, Louis, a Western white male visiting an Asian country, reporting a Thai woman’s story through a Western viewpoint, which is a double irony for this story since that’s what the Thai agency women are attracted to. A white man to translate their daily lives through a Western, and possibly more prosperous, lens.

    There’s too much of this kind of biased reporting today. It’s great on comedy shows like the Colbert Report but doesn’t belong in serious reporting or documentary making. Good topic, and I did agree with Louis’ overall view and like his work, however, I wish the story could’ve been more balanced for the viewer without the personal bias of the documentarian taking over the film.

  16. Woow I felt soo uncomfortable watching thiss….

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  19. this small guy with the hat and the bug nose is just PAINFUL to watch, i mean shes 21 and hes 55 and its her bday she should be living it up, getting drunk not fed by a weird old perv….

  20. After living in Thailand 10 yrs i’ve seen it all . This doco is so typical of what goes on . Maybe they picked the two biggest creeps yet . To me the funniest bit of all this is how the guys talk to the girls as if they are children , believe me guys they are way ahead of the game . Thai girls are best looked on as nice but temporary .

  21. So fucking funny.

  22. What about from the women’s perspective, eh?

  23. I get an overwhelming feeling that Louis really doesn’t like Ronnie at all. I don’t blame him.

  24. u sure about that unintentionally?

  25. That old man is perverted. Good riddance from the Western world. As I suspected, these reletionship agencies are running by unconscionable Western capitalists. These agencies are exploiting young Thai women and Western men who knew very little of the Thai’s culture. Stay in Thailand and don’t come back!!! Make money as much as you can and leave the rest behind.

  26. Haha, Ronnie is just a complete real life mr. Burns.

  27. adopt a Thai wife…

  28. Addicted to  Louis Theroux (docs)

  29.  Ha ha, Louis, loved around the world. love your style and wit… cant wait for your next doco

  30. Hahaha, I’ve got no words for it..

  31. There have been some good stories that have come out of Tai
    Marriages.

    Just up the road from where I live there is a bloke who
    meets a Tai lady in Thailand, there married they have got a kid she’s happy,
    his happy, and they have been together for years.

    So there are good out comes to this sort of way of meeting
    your ideal women.

    Cheers:

  32. Hahahaa that entire documentary was absolutely hilarious. Love Louis!

  33. this makes me fucking sick! i live in bangkok and see these kinds of stupid old fuckheads everywhere, the girls cheat on them constantly, suck them dry of money for a few years and then move on. how delusional do u have to be to think such a young girl actually loves u.

    • I totally agree its so obvious , but good luck to the Thai girls , bleed the fuckers, they think they got the hand up , but Thai women are one step ahead ,

  34. “naturally hairless……………..their arms…” louis is a legend!

  35. Beautiful wedding Amber! Reception is out of control!

  36. I was totally freaked out by the awkwardness but its has a few pretty funny moments. The best line is when Lake refers to his new wife as a bargain.

  37. they can hardly speak english it all seems like a sex scam its disturbing

  38. This guy is very much so a creepy, quiet, shady character. the weird whispering that is apparently him talking doesn’t help much either. Marrying a 21yr old at 55 after knowing her 3hrs?? come on. “We got close and warm, but not hot and heavy”.

  39.  EW! SICKOOOOOO!!!

  40. Louis has lovely ladyboy tits at 5:18

  41. hahaha the ending is hilarious

  42. video doesnt work!!!

  43.  Louis needs a traing bra at the start of this program!

  44. ooook he is creepy. just saw the ending…wow.

  45. I dont Lake is creepy, just very verrrry lonely. He needs to tone down on the desparation. Ronnie is very creepy however.

  46. again another LOUI  doco that blew me mind!

    soo inspirational I wrote a song about it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRxxe0tO61c&feature=channel_video_title

  47. 55 who is he kidding,

  48. Anyone else think Lake sounds like Alan Partridge?

  49. 27:40 The whole situation was bit awkward and made me laugh.

  50. 27:40 The whole situation was bit awkward and made me laugh.

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