Seeing Through ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’

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.

Michael Showalter: The Eyes of Tammy Faye & the Nerd Culture Happy Hour — Tripp Fuller

For Jay Bakker, The Eyes of Tammy Faye Is Both Loving and Traumatic — Julie Miller

The Redemption of a Televangelist For decades, the mascara-laden Tammy Faye was relentlessly mocked. Maybe America got her wrong — Jonathan Merritt

Jay Bakker on The Eyes of Tammy Faye movie — The Christie Gee Podcast

Actress Jessica Chastain looked at more than ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ for new movie — Adelle M. Banks

Tammy Faye Bakker’s daughter breaks silence in rare interview on her mother’s embattled legacy — Alexander Kacala

Tammy Faye Messner’s Daughter ‘Was Not Happy’ About The Eyes of Tammy Faye Film: ‘Here We Go Again’ — Glenn Garner

‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ Team on Keeping Legacy Alive After Being “Lumped Together With Her Husband” — Christy Piña


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