Gay Jesus caught on film

Corpus Christi: Playing With Redemption is a documentary about the play where Jesus is gay

Gay Jesus caught on film
27 April 2012

A film which shows Jesus and his apostles as gay men living in Texas in the 1950s is set to come to San Francisco.

The Californian city, once thought of as the center of the gay world, will have the first chance to see the documentary movie which is based on the play Corpus Christi: Playing With Redemption.

The film of Corpus Christi follows the cast of the play by Terrence McNally over the course of five years, documenting the production and the public's response.

The play and film have simultaneously received critical acclaim and religious attacks. Catholic group America needs Fatima has already collected over 13,500 signatures in an online petition that protests the play. Since the play's first showing in 1998, it has received intense criticism for exploring gay themes in Christianity. 

The original production opened to mass protests, and bomb and death threats. The play was revived in 2006 by 108 Productions.

'I think this play showed how thin the scab over homophobia is in this country, and how easily it's picked off,' said Director Terrence McNally.

The film will show this Sunday (29 April) at the Southside Theater at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, where performances of the original play will also take place over the weekend.

Watch the trailer for the film here:

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