Southern Baptist Sissies
Southern Baptist Sissies (2014)

Southern Baptist Sissies is a film of the theatrical experience of writer/director Del Shores' GLAAD Award-winning play about four gay boys growing up in the Southern Baptist church. It explores the conflict between the caustic rhetoric… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 28, 2014
DVD Release Date: February 10, 2015
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

... the ensemble does an excellent job of adjusting their performances for the cameras, with the young male leads delivering sensitive, well-modulated turns that keep us fully involved in their characters' fates.

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Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

To call it stagey is an understatement, since it is simply a filmed version of a performance of (Del Shores') play. As such, it is also overlong at 138 minutes without the benefit of an intermission and comes across as preachy and pedantic.

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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

Designated for a safe space containing a receptive audience, the play neither provokes nor challenges. It preaches to the choir instead of spreading the word.

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Rich Cline

A filmed staging of Del Shores' provocative stage play, this movie is an engaging exploration of the point where religion and sexuality collide in the American South.

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Jamie S. Rich

The pieces of the play fit together a little too neatly, but "Southern Baptist Sissies" has many powerful displays of heavy emotion, building to a cathartic climax.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
For some reason, I had been expecting a comedy musical in the style of The Book of Mormon. Boy -- was I wrong! This is a serious play (with many comedic… More