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Reality Bites – Missionary Positions – Documentary Film Review

Missionary Positions PBS

Missionary Positions (2005) Dir: Bill Day.  – Two Pastors Crusade against Porn

This is a lo-fi documentary that tells the tale of two evangelical ministers, Craig Gross and Mike Foster, who decide to take on the Porn industry. In order to do this they start a website called XXXChurch.com (Tagline: God Loves Pornstars) dedicated of eradicating men and women of their porn addiction and travel around to Porn conventions to spread the Word. At first it all seems for nigh, as their efforts are thwarted when the billboard advertising their site is taken down, the speaking tour that Craig books sends Mike to the worst locations where no one is interested in listening to him and the complete derision that greets them at the Porn convention. Members of the Christian community are also unsupportive as they feel the way the guys are delivering their message are enabling porn producers and viewers not challenging them. Even their online advertisement in which they feature a person of small stature gets slammed by the Little People of America and has to be taken down. Eventually their run of bad luck gets Mike down and he pulls out of their campaign, leaving Craig to battle on. The documentary features testimony from people whose lives have been effected by an addiction to porn and this is what drives both men on in the end with their cause. The film ends on a positive note as the anti-porn ministry goes from strength to strength with the men developing a computer program X3watch which is an accountability software that sends a report to an “accountability partner” of any questionable sites that the user has logged into and the two pastors appearing on various programs standing their ground in the debate about porn with many of the top adult entertainers and producers. Its a David and Goliath story in which David doesn’t really win, but you can’t help rooting for him.

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Extended trailer here http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/8066668a8c/missionary-positions-from-bill-day

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