This story by Washington writer Dan Olds will be received differently by
two distinct sets of people. To me, more or less my thoughts were if Ed
Wood or John Waters were Christians, rather than a transvestite running
around in drag or a weirdo respectively, this is the kind of film either
of them may have put out.
If you are one of the born again Christians then this is a film for you
as it will go over great during your singles group nights or church
socials. The plot revolves around college age kids in a singles
group and more or less the belief God will provide perfect matches for
Well, not to the born again crew for many think and
act just like they do in this film. Mishaps follow and of course, praise
Jesus or whoever you want to praise, all ends well.
A self-respecting non-Christian, on the other hand, will view this movie
for the wrong reasons and laugh at the people on screen rather than with
them. If you are from this segment of the world, you will not say Praise Jesus Christ
but rather Oh, Jesus Christ
as you watch this
Olds is not giving up, though he has seemed a bit disturbed his movie
has gotten more interviews for him in the secular world and commented
upon, pro or con, in secular pages such as this one, as opposed to the
church body which should be supporting him a bit better. Oh well. Maybe
he needs to pray harder or however it works. In the meantime, he is
contemplating a new set of short films with more of a horror twist to them. Will people
like Ted Dekker have competition?
God knows, I suppose.