AUDACITY is audacious, all right. But not, I'm afraid, in any smart way. TrustMovies was contacted by the PR arm of the film's distributor, explaining that the GLBT community was rising up against this new movie without even having seen it (they seem to be doing the same thing regarding the new GLBT-themed Stonewall, too). "It's not anti-gay at all," I was assured by the film's spokesperson. Unfair! thought I, and immediately resolved to view the movie and decide for myself. Having now done so, I'm not at all sure I would recommend this same course of action to my readers because, sure enough, Audacity is yet another ridiculous Fundamentalist Christian broadside against homosexuality in both its gay and lesbian incarnations.
Ray Comfort, shown two photos above, who seems perhaps a better preacher than filmmaker. What he has produced here, in any case, is more sermon than movie. It is not even full-length or very professional, running under an hour (including a section at the finale during which we viewers are urged to get out there and proselytize for Jesus). What story there is includes a cobbled-together hash of so-so stand-up comedy (consisting of mostly impersonations), highly coincidental plotting, and seemingly endless proselytizing -- for Christianity and against gays. The plot doesn't even appear to coincide with what the press information says about the film -- to the point that I began to wonder if I had been sent some kind of alternate or shortened version.
Living Waters and running 55 minutes, the film is available now on DVD.
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