January 22, 2007
Just watched Jesus Camp today, and if you're into being disturbed by evangelical culture, this movie is a gold mine. Having been raised in a Pentecostal environment, most of the stuff was familiar to me and reminded me of a lot of the fucked-up things that impressionable children are subject to by radical religious groups.
It's a little too obvious that the makers of this film tried to "sinisterize" the people in it with creepy music and emphasizing odd behaviour, and that was a bit of a turn off. To be honest, the movie was crazy enough by itself.
Also, one of our writers, Big D, went to the church in the film when he was younger.
-Props to the ten-year-old for favouring Christian heavy metal over "Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan... [who] I could definitely care less about."
-One of the songs I recognized was Carman's Who's In the House, played during one the the seminars.
-Preacher lady: "It's like being on the cover of Rolling Stones."
I have a feeling a lot of these kids are going to be embarrassed watching this film when they're older.
at 4:16 PM