Blessed by Tammy Faye (with Michael Showalter)

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Televangelist turned queer icon, Tammy Faye Bakker redefined the boundaries of her religious beliefs. Equal parts comedy and tragedy, Tammy’s story is quite the Hail Mary as she and her husband, Jim Bakker, turn their ministry into the world’s largest religious broadcasting network. It seemed the only appropriate way to discuss this story through “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” was for Matt to sit down with the film’s director - the one and only, Michael Showalter! They talk Jessica Chastain’s Academy Award® winning performance, Tammy’s earnest and quirky persona, and... Showwalter’s favorite soup? In Chastain’s ultimate transformation, the film follows the epic rise and fall of the Christian empire Tammy helped build alongside her own transformation into a campy entertainer and immortalized LGBTQ+ ally.

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Watch on HBO via HBO Max: “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” until August 31, 2022

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