Faith. God. Prosperity. Fame. Is there a new way to look at one of the most controversial figures of televangelism?
The Eyes of Tammy Faye is an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.
In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker, rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity.
Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn’t long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire.
This sympathetic portrayal doesn’t shy away from the damage caused by the Bakkers, but highlights Tammy’s authenticity in the face of patriarchal religion, search for love, and her early advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ community.
Check out some of the buzz for the film below; it is currently showing in theaters.
Jay Bakker on The Eyes of Tammy Faye movie — The Christie Gee Podcast