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Happy Birthday digitalwave! Michael's show under fire. [Jul. 5th, 2015|06:25 pm]
Happy Birthday digitalwave! Hope it's been a good one.

Michael's new show "Impastor" has come under fire from some "slow on the uptake" types who think he's playing a real pastor. (Every article, every preview of the show has made the premise abundantly clear, not to mention the title.) So Michael has been getting complaint-tweets and I'm resisting the urge to tweet the complainers back. "Remember how the "Nuns on the Run" were NOT ACTUAL NUNS? How Robert De Niro wasn't really a priest in "We're no Angels?" How Whoopi was a showgirl in a nun's habit in "Sister Act"? There's a grand cinematic tradition of undercover priests & prelates for comedy.

Anyhow, it's giving the show a higher profile which is good.

"Ever hear the one about Jesus and the stop sign?"
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[User Picture]From: complicat
2015-07-06 08:12 pm (UTC)
I guess all publicity is good publicity (well, mostly). There will always be people on the lookout for something to be outraged about, and of course they don't actually have to watch the thing first because they already know it's going to offend them and must be complained about!

Am very much amused by those last two pics. I do hope there are people working themselves up into a frenzy of outrage at the very thought of this being on their TV!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2015-07-07 02:16 am (UTC)
The silly thing is, US TV has much more scandalous shows. Impastor is really fairly wholesome, with all the church people portrayed as sweet and likeable. Perhaps it's just the notion of a gay pastor existing at all that has riled those annoyed by the supreme court ruling on gay marriage?
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