Bright, who is the son of a minister and grew up in the church, says his film is not a criticism of Christianity. This is a criticism against people who are misusing Christianity for their own purposes, he says. Bright pokes fun at the televangelist types by turning the female preacher into what she fears most. As the movie line goes along
her hair gets bigger, her makeup gets wilder and she starts wearing louder and louder costume jewelry, and essentially she becomes what is basically a stereotyped drag queen. See if the preachers cause turns out to be as much of a drag as she is when Theft premieres today at 6:30 p.m. River Oaks Theatre, 2009 West Gray. Meet Bright and the Theft cast at the after-party, 9:30 p.m. South Beach, 810 Pacific Street. For tickets and information, call 713-524-2175 or visit www.pridehouston.org. $10 to $15.
Thu., Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m., 2007