Oct-12 8:30 p.m. ABC2-TV: Louis Theraux – Louis & the Nazis

September 27, 2011 by J-Wire
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Louis Theroux travels to Fallbrook, California, to meet Tom Metzger, television repairman and frontman for separatist movement White Aryan Resistance (WAR).

Louis encounters April Gaede at a Nazi rally where her two beautiful eleven-year-old daughters, Lamb & Lynx, sing racist songs to a captivated audience of skinheads.

April sees the world entirely through racist eyes and has made her children poster kids for the neo Nazi movement in the States. The girls at times appear endearing, but Louis quickly becomes horrified when they describe their favourite computer game, Ethnic Cleansing, and sing boisterously along to white power songs in the car.

Tom is one of America’s most famous racists. A Grand Dragon of the KKK in the seventies, a congressional candidate in the eighties, he’s now the leader of White Aryan Resistance, a self-styled revolutionary group.

However, Metzger’s life seems full of contradictions, he happily sings karaoke to a bar full of non-white clientele, and while doing the rounds one day for his television repair business we meet Oscar, a mixed race chap from Peru who Tom greets warmly and describes as a friend… could it be that Tom is a hypocrite?

Tom’s support comes largely from people like Skip and his wife Heather – hardcore Nazi skinheads. During a Sunday barbeque things soon turn nasty when Louis refuses to declare if he’s Jewish.

Louis & The Nazis is a sometimes terrifying look at racism in the States but with some very unexpected twists.

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