Patty Spitler reviews ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’
Who’s ready for a night at the movies? Patty Spitler, WISH-TV contributor, joined us today to talk about her pick of the week, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” which she says gets four mascaras out of her four from her!
The movie is in theaters beginning Friday, September 17. It’s based on the 2000 documentary of the same name, ‘The Eyes of Tamy Faye Bakker.”
Tammy Faye was married to TV preacher Jim Baker. She became a Christian celebrity noted for her eyelashes, her singing, and her love for all people. However, it wasn’t long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed PTL empire.
“The Eyes of Tammy Faye” is an intimate look behind the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and ‘80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker, rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park. Renowned for her message of love, acceptance and prosperity, Tammy Faye became inseparable from her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn’t lo ng before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire.”