Watching Michael Medved waxing poetic about Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ" on Bill O'Reilly last night (following guest Ann Coulter - a crapweasel trifecta all in the same hour), I wondered:
What if Gibson had made a movie about Jesus Cruz, a poor L.A. gangbanger, who is graphically tortured for two hours by a rival gang and then horribly killed? Would Medved be "overwhelmed by its lyrical sweep and devastating immediacy"? Would church groups across the country have organized bus trips to buy out theaters showing it? Would Gibson be hailed as courageous in his moral crusade to make the movie, despite major studios' unwillingness to show two hours of closeup torture?