Talhotblond tells the story of a love triangle in which the lovers never meet face to face, but one person ends up dead, another goes to prison, and the families of all three are changed forever. Drawing from exclusive Internet messages and interviews, this documentary details the horrific results of what can happen when people lie online.
Barbara Schroeder,Steve Clement
When Thomas Montgomery, a married, upstate NY factory worker started playing games online, he got a lot more than he signed up for. A beautiful teenager, screen name talhotblond, texted him hello, and he was hooked.
But in order to keep her attention, he lies and pretends to be a buff, brave 18 year old soldier, screen name: marinesniper. Their online romance is epic, but the fantasy blows up when the teenager finds out who Montgomery really is.
For revenge, she starts up an online affair with one of Montgomery's co-workers, who's 22 and telling the truth about who he is. The teenage vixen pits both men against each other, plays wicked mind games, and raises the levels of desire and deceit until the fantasy escalates into real life murder.
In the end, one person ends up dead, and one in prison over 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.