The first episode of WOW’s six-part docuseries One Punk, Under God airs tomorrow night on the Sundance channel. The show’s had a great deal of press lately, including lots of can’t-miss billboards everywhere, magazine and TV interviews with preacher Jay Bakker, and blog reviews. Today we were alerted to a short and sweet mention on the Very Short List. (t/y Alexander)
The Behind the Music–style drama here (Dad won’t speak to him, Mom’s fighting cancer, and their Disneyland-esque Heritage USA theme park is a ghost town) makes for great television. But what makes this show unexpectedly compelling is that Jay is a deeply thoughtful rebel, a guy who markets his ministry with flyers that read, As Christians, WE’RE SORRY for being self-righteous judgmental bastards. —REVOLUTION.