In film 'Voyeur,' we watch a story about watching unravel

This image released by Netflix shows Gerald Foos, a former Colorado motel owner who spied on his guests, left, celebrated writer Gay Talese in the documentary "Voyeur," by filmmakers Myles Kane and Josh Koury. (Cris Moris/Netflix via AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of filmmakers thought they’d be capturing celebrated writer Gay Talese taking a literary victory lap in their new documentary. Instead, they got something more like a journalistic car crash. In the intriguing and thoughtful "Voyeur," Myles Kane and Josh Koury explore the 30-year relationship between Gerald Foos, a former Colorado motel owner who spied on his guests, and Talese, known for his novelistic profiles and bespoke suits. The Netflix film follows Talese as he reports and writes about his creepy friend for the 2016 book, "The Voyeur’s Motel," only to see the story fall apart after publication when Foos’ account unravels. "It’s sort of this love affair that’s doomed, in a sense, because each character unintentionally in some ways takes the other one down," says Kane. "There’s a poetic justice where things go." Talese and Foos first connected in 1980 when the motel owner sent the journalist a letter hoping he would share his story […]

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