The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Release Date: July 21st, 2000
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Studio: Lions Gate Releasing

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Synopsis: Twelve years after the scandalous collapse of the multimillion dollar Christian empire built by Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, comes a film which tells the inside story of the rise, fall and resurrection of "the Queen of the Eyelashes." One of the most adored and reviled women of her time, the film follows her tale from her first encounter with Jim, through the glory days of PTL, to the scandal that brought both their empire and family tumbling down. This affectionate portrait, narrated by RuPAUL, tracks Tammy Faye's victorious battles against addiction and colon cancer, her divorce, the imprisonment of both Jim Bakker and her second husband, Roe Messner, and her short-lived career as a television talk show host. Interviews include Jim, their son (complete with pierced eyebrow), daughter and others who lived the story first-hand. But it's Tammy herself, one of the most compelling TV stars ever, who manages to be both surprising an endearing as she takes us into her shocking world of Televangelism.

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