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The Eyes Of Tammy Faye Review

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Tracks the ups and downs of Tele-Evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker whose evangalist business/religion collapsed in scandal in the '90s.

★★★★

From the team that captured the amoral allure of clubland killer Michael Alig in Party Monster comes a documentary that humanises the first lady of TV evangelism. Coming off like a deranged amalgam of Dame Edna (over the top), Judy Garland (tragic) and Loretta Lynn (a belting country voice), Tammy Faye Bakker makes an unlikely heroine, given that her religious empire collapsed in scandal in the early '90s. Even ex-husband (and ex-con) Jim Bakker emerges as flawed but human.

A bizarre but honest and even-handed portrait of Tammy and husband.