In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker, rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire. Firing up the Oscar race for Best Actress, a virtuoso Jessica Chastain captures Tammy’s brassy character caked in gaudy make-up and sporting trademark enormous eyelashes.
This tale of innocence inexorably creeping towards corruption is captured with brilliant period detail. The camp rating is sky high and you will be captivated by Tammy’s naïve charm that hides a steely determination.