The counterculture? Sure, Errol Morris understands the counterculture. Paranoia? Yup, Errol Morris can handle paranoia. But what does the legendary documentarian know about … love? According to his new documentary, quite a bit. Morris’s latest effort, My Psychedelic Love Story, is built around the romance between LSD pioneer Timothy Leary and the late Joanna Harcourt-Smith, a beautiful Swiss hippie who was instrumental in Leary’s decision to turn FBI informant, leading to a bitter break with his former compatriots. Critics are hailing Psychedelic Love Story as a return to form for Morris, both an endearing love story and a poignant look at the end of the ‘60s counterculture. Vulture is pleased to present the film’s trailer, which features Harcourt-Smith reminiscing on the couple’s globe-trotting, drug-fueled adventures, and pondering whether she was used as a honey-pot to entrap Leary. Hey, that part’s timely!
My Psychedelic Love Story premieres on Showtime November 29.