schlockumentary

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Blend of schlock and documentary.

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schlockumentary (plural schlockumentaries)

  1. (pejorative) A documentary programme or film regarded as schlock, typically due to its content being deemed sensationalistic, propagandistic, or factually inaccurate.
    • 1999, Troy Patterson, "Celebrities: Caught on Camera", Entertainment Weekly, 5 March 1999:
      The narrator of this 53-minute schlockumentary insists that "the public's appetite for seeing their favorite stars caught off guard... is insatiable."

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