Side Show Cinema: The Eyes of Tammy Faye [2000]

26
/ Jun
Wednesday
2019

Side Show Cinema: The Eyes of Tammy Faye [2000]

Venue
Front Room
Time
07:00 pm
Price
$6.00

SIDE SHOW CINEMA presents
Rarely Screened or Streamed Cult Classics

This Month’s Featured Film:
THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE [2000]

In honor of June being Pride month, Side Show Cinema is proud to screen the documentary of an unlikely LGBTQ Icon!

Musical performance and hosted by Epiphany Penn!
Tammy Faye makeovers and lookalike contest!
Snacks from Kingston Candy Bar, Trivia, Giveaways, &more!

RuPaul narrates this affectionate look at everyone’s favorite televangelist/living cosmetic display: Tammy Faye Bakker. The eldest of eight children in rural Minnesota, Tammy Faye married Jim Bakker in 1960, and soon they found a following on the gospel circuit. This eventually led to a gig on Christian media mogul Pat Robertson’s first television shows, including the ever-popular 700 Club. Perhaps jealous of their rising profile, Robertson soon usurped the show for himself. The Bakkers went on to co-found the Trinity Broadcasting Network, until that too was wrestled away from them by investors. Riding a tide of religious fundamentalism, the Bakkers reached their gaudy heights with the PTL Network and the spinoff Christian theme park Heritage USA. Then the roof caved in. Jim was forced to pay hush money to future Playboy centerfold model Jessica Hahn and then was submitted to rival Jerry Falwell’s hostile take-over of the network. Soon Jim was in jail for fraud, and Tammy was at Betty Ford for addiction to prescription drugs.