HBO's Friends of God - TCA Report
Some of the subjects in the film are some wrestlers who describe what they do as "Taking TV wrestling, cleanning it up, and putting Jesus in it," and a minister who brags about the amount of sex he has with his wife. He also dubiously claims that evangelicals have "The most satisfying sex lives out of any group." He also asks two of his constituents how often they have sex with their wives, and they both claim every day. Two times a day, sometimes ... and they climax every time. Wow. Not exactly what you'd expect to see in a documentary about evangelicals, and that's what makes this look appealing.
Alexandra views this film as "The blue states sending scouts into the red states to find out what they're all about," and she's gone a long way to continue her documentary filmmaking (she appears very little in this film) and stepping out from under the shadow of her mother, newly-elected Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Friends of God premieres on HBO on January 25th.
Quote of the panel:
- Dr. Larry Poland said that seeing certain evangelicals on-screen made him cringe a bit, because "Every congregation has their 'jerk factor.' The gays and lesbians have it, the Democarts have it, and we have it."