If you aren’t familiar with the story of Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker then you need to learn some more about Southern history. If you arent in the mood to research you are in luck. You can mark your calendar to watch the new film telling the story from Tammy’s point of view. “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” is opening in theaters this September goes through the highs and lows of Tammy Faye and her husband Jim Bakker.
Between 1974 and 1987, Bakker hosted the television program The PTL Club with his then-wife, Tammy Faye. In 1978, she and Bakker built Heritage USA in Fort Mill. This attraction was a Christian-focused theme park and one of the most successful attractions of its kind. Unfortunately, Heritage USA is long gone and now stands a Heritage USA hotel tower.
“The Eyes of Tammy Faye” is an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall, and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker, rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park and were revered for their message of love, acceptance, and prosperity.
Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn’t long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire.