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HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU TAMMY FAYE

Perfectly titled, referencing its subject’s more- is-more approach to mascara application, The Eyes of Tammy Faye is a biopic, spanning the 1960s to the ’90s, that digs beneath themakeup to explore a truly fascinating character. The film is an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker who, along with her husband Jim, ruled the television airwaves of religion through the 1970s and ’80s. The dynamic duo rose from humble beginnings to create an evangelical empire encompassing a Christian ministry, the world’s largest religious broadcasting network, and a theme park, becoming two of the most recognisable faces in America along the way. THE EFFERVESCENT EVANGELIST WAS A SPARKLING SPLASH OF COLOUR IN AN ERA FILLED WITH DOUR, BIBLE-THUMPING MEN IN DARK SUITS. WRITER HÉLÈNE RAVLICH EXAMINES THE ICONIC FIGURE PROFILED IN THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE , AND THE MOTIVES OF THE WOMAN WHO PLAYS HER.

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