Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield star in "The Eyes Of Tammy Faye" (09/17/2021)

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  1. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident Thread Starter


    I am really looking forward to this movie, but unfortunately I just am still not comfortable with going to a theater, so I will wait until it's available on VOD.

    During much of her lifetime I always thought Tammy Faye was a caricature and a punchline. However, I recall later in life when I saw her on talk shows, she seemed like a very genuine person, and she genuinely cared for people with AIDS, at a time when that just was not considered proper.

    Here's an interesting story about her interview with an AIDS patient in 1985.

    AIDS Activist, Steve Pieters: 35 Years after his Interview with Tammy Faye — WUSSY MAG
  2. aussievinyl

    aussievinyl Appreciator Of Creative Expression

    That should be interesting, though Jessica would not have been my first choice - maybe someone like Amy Poehler, who seems to more closely resemble Tammy. Nevertheless, it will be provoking discussion, I'm sure.
  3. citizensmurf

    citizensmurf Ain't but the one way.

    Interesting. I'll probably watch it one day. I did see the original doc years ago, and walked away kind of liking Tammy Faye (and really hating Jim). The parts I remember most were her writing letters, and those puppets who spoke out the title cards.
  4. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident Thread Starter

  5. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Another Oscar nom for Jessica. She's the real deal.
  6. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

    San Antonio, TX
    Is this not the exact same title as the 2000 documentary on Tammy Faye? I watched that and it was interesting, but it had the real person. Can't say this really interests me at all.
  7. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident Thread Starter

    It is indeed the same title. As the Variety article says:

    So Showalter, who based the film on Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s 2000 documentary of the same name (the script is by the TV-series scribe Abe Sylvia), made the shrewd decision to play it all straight.
  8. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident Thread Starter

  9. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Senior Member

    If you'e not comfortable, don't go. I go about twice a week and here's always ONE idiot in the theater coughing, without fail.

    I've seen this trailer about six times and never realized it was Jessica Chastain!
  10. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident Thread Starter

  11. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident Thread Starter

    It’s interesting that even if I wanted to see this in a theater, it’s not playing anywhere in my area!
  12. Drew

    Drew Senior Member

    Grand Junction, CO
    My mother sent money to Jim and Tammy Faye in the 1980's... and a bunch of other televangelists over the years. Another reason why I don't own a TV, too much religion... not enough sex and violence.
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  13. Veggie Boy

    Veggie Boy still trudgin'

    Central Canada
    I'm looking forward to the movie.

    It's sad Tammy Faye was made the joke through this though I always got a chuckle out of the t-shirt.


    The PTL Club broadcast was our favorite hate-watch in the early to mid-eighties (my crew and I watched this after our night-shift while waiting for the bus to go home) so I got to see the rise and fall of the PTL empire in real time.
  14. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    It's amazing this sort of thing persists
  15. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident Thread Starter

  16. pdenny

    pdenny 19-Year SHTV Participation Trophy Recipient

    Hawthorne CA
    I'll watch it when it comes to a one of my streaming services, but the documentary was fabulous; it humanized her and I felt great empathy for her.

    Not actually Roger, of course :angel:

    How inconsiderate! I never heard a single cough in a movie theater before the pandemic! :whistle:
  17. PunkSaxMix

    PunkSaxMix free yourself from apathy

  18. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident Thread Starter

  19. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

    Boise, ID.
    Just saw this and may have nightmares. Jessica is unrecognizable in this role…
  20. johnod

    johnod Forum Resident

    Undoubtedly coughing on purpose , as one does.

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