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Louis Theroux star in a 1997 gay porn film

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The documentarian played a concerned police officer in the gay porn flick Take a Peak

As Louis Theroux revisits his 1997 documentary on the pornography industry in a new BBC series, fans have unearthed a hilariously awkward video of the documentarian in a gay porn film.

Louis Theroux: Life on the Edge features Theroux catch up with individuals who made appearances in past series, including 1997’s “Porn”, an episode of his early Weird Weekends series, and its 2012 follow-up “Twilight of the Porn Stars”. In last night’s episode (September 14), Theroux recalled posing for a naked polaroid for a porn producer, in a bid to see whether he could make it in the porn industry.

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The new documentary has reminded fans that Theroux did make an appearance in a 1997 porn film during his investigation, though he keeps his clothes on. His cameo in the ski-themed porno saw him play a concerned police officer who arrives at the home of several young men to warn them of an escaped prisoner on the loose. 

In 2011, Theroux revealed that he had not seen the tape, despite the production company sending him a copy. “I was living in New York and the film came into my local video store,” he told Metro Online. “It was called Take a Peak, and it had a skiing theme… It was most odd. They sent me a copy of it but I’ve never watched myself in it. It wasn’t a sex role, I just said a few words.”

Watch the clip below.