Paramount Digital Entertainment announced that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the award-winning documentary talhotblond. The deal is the first of its kind for the division, which will make the critically-acclaimed film available through download-to-own digital distributors following the documentary’s broadcast premiere this Sunday, December 13th, on MSNBC.
Talhotblond is the true story (and screen name) of a beautiful teenager who used Internet game rooms to lure men into her cyberspace web. When she discovers she’s been lied to by one of her victims – upstate New York married factory worker Thomas Montgomery – she wants revenge and she starts up an online affair with one of Montgomery’s co-workers, a 22-year-old who’s telling the truth about who he is. The teenage vixen pits both men against each other, plays wicked mind games with them, raising the levels of desire and deceit until the games escalate into real life murder, all because of a girl no one ever met in person.
Drawing from exclusive access to Internet messages, secret notes and letters, as well as police evidence files and exclusive prison interviews, talhotblond details the horrific results of what can happen when people lie online. The film was named best documentary at the Seattle Film Festival and Cinema City International Film Festival and was one of the top three finalists at the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam.
The film was written and directed by Barbara Schroeder
Check out the trailer below.