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RuPaul narrates this affectionate look at everyone's favorite televangelist/living cosmetic display: Tammy Faye Bakker. The eldest of eight children in rural Minnesota, Tammy Faye married Jim Bakker in 1960, and soon they found a following on the gospel circuit. This eventually led to a gig on Christian media mogul Pat Robertson's first television shows, including the ever-popular 700 Club. Perhaps jealous of their rising profile, Robertson soon usurped the show for himself. The Bakkers went on to co-found the Trinity Broadcasting Network, until that too was wrestled away from them by investors. Riding a tide of religious fundamentalism, the Bakkers reached their gaudy heights with the PTL Network and the spinoff Christian theme park Heritage USA. Then the roof caved in. Jim was forced to pay hush money to future Playboy centerfold model Jessica Hahn and then was submitted to rival Jerry Falwell's hostile take-over of the network. Soon Jim was in jail for fraud, and Tammy was at Betty Ford for addiction to prescription drugs. This film was screened at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

  • Release date:January 25, 2000

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Randy Barbato Best Documentary 2000 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Fenton Bailey Best Documentary 2000 Nominee

Crew

Randy Barbato
Director
Fenton Bailey
Director
Fenton Bailey
Producer
John Hoffman
Producer
Randy Barbato
Producer
Sandra Chandler
Cinematographer
Jimmy Harry
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Wiesepape
Editor
Thairin Smothers
Associate Producer
Gabriel Rotello
Associate Producer
Sheila Nevins
Executive Producer
Harry Knapp
Executive in Charge of Production
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