|One Nation Under God
A Film by Teodoro Maniaci & Francine Rzeznik
83 minutes, color, English, 1993
Imagine: beauty makeovers for butch lesbians; tackle football for gay men:
electroshock orgasmic reorientation... these and other funny, bizarre, and often
terrifying methods have been used for decades to "cure" gays and lesbians
of their homosexuality. One Nation Under God takes us into the strange world
of "ex-gay" ministries and "conversion" therapies, revealing
shocking techniques used to "straighten" out all those "twisted"
souls. At the center of the film are two former leaders of one of the biggest ex-gay ministries
. . . who just happen to fall in love.
Watch a Scene from the Film
IN THIS SCENE: Gay couple - and former ex-gay ministry leaders - Michael Bussee and Gary Cooper discuss gay rights, religion and their own loving relationship.
"Very funny! An excursion into a strange world. Truly bizarre!" -LA Reader
"Funny and fascinating! Right out of A Clockwork Orange!" -Variety
"Hilarious, surreal! A whirlwind history of the gay movement in America."
"Startling! An excellent film that no one should miss." -The Sentinel
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