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Title: What Would Jesus Buy?--William Talen
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on November 27, 2007, 10:47:56 PM
Hmm. I was not aware of this show previously. A message of morality in the entertainment industry. A rarity.

The article from Newsweek. (http://www.newsweek.com/id/71662)

"What Would Jesus Buy?," a new documentary by director Rob VanAlkemade and producer Morgan "Supersize Me" Spurlock...is Reverend Billy's tour de farceā€”a ferociously satirical and cynical take on consumer culture, pegged to America's most sacred spending season. Dolled up in High Evangelical style (equal parts Jimmy Swaggart and Reverend Lovejoy), the blond pompadoured Reverend Billy crosses the country with his Church of Stop Shopping, from New York City to Disneyland, breathing brimstone about America's impending "shopocalypse." If the messenger is charismatic and funny, his message is deadly serious.