At the age of thirty she’d been married five times but never bothered to get divorced. In her wake she’d left a string of confused husbands and lovers. She’d worked in the porn industry and as an “escort”, she’d served one jail sentence for bigamy and she was on trial again during the making of this film for the same offence.
Emily said she wanted to be in a film in order to present the truth about herself. But did she? Can we trust the testimony of a woman who has been lying all of her adult life? Her version of the truth is wildly at odds with the husbands, lovers and family members who appear in the film. Shocking, dramatic and sometimes funny, this is a very modern tale of a singular young woman.
But behind the lurid headlines is a darker tale of mental illness, addiction and neglect.
A Century Films production for Channel 4
1 x 75 minutesStoryboard ArtistIvan AllenComposerDuncan GlassonDirector of PhotographyMichael TimneySoundMark HatchEditorStuart BriggsAssociate ProducerRachel WilliamsExecutive ProducerKatie BailiffProduced & Directed byBrian Hill
"...fascinating documentary by the award-winning director Brian Hill"The Sunday Times
"one of those extraordinary oh-my-god-did-you-see documentaries"The Guardian
"A powerful, at times blackly humourous documentary that leaves you guessing even as the Credits roll."Daily Mail
"Compelling"The Daily Telegraph