Top critical review
Pretty bad. Poor narrative, little to nothing tying the various scenes together.
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2022
Like I said, this 'documentary' didn't have a lot going for it. It had little vignettes about church life and LGBT life in a Ozark city, but little to nothing tying it together. The juxtaposition between the Passion play and the drag show could have been interesting, but any individual that talked about one didn't talk about the other. At some points I wondered if the creators had a purpose in mind beyond 'both these things exist in a a rural city; isn't that weird?'. This would have been massively improved had they asked people on their opinions on both of these things instead of one or the other.
What's more, the narration was way out of place. It felt like it was trying to be spooky and mysterious in a planter class southern accent, alluding to events such as magical springs, lynchings, the klan, and other such elements, but these were never represented or discussed in the film. The accent was overdone, out of place (Eureka is in the Ozarks), and provided no context to either the preceding or subsequent scene.
2/5, camera work was ok.