Bill Maher's Religulous Poster - Grilled Cheese Anyone?
A long gray-bearded man named Larry Charles actually directed the Borat movie from last year. No it wasn't just Sacha Baron Cohen going back in the editing studio and putting his favorite sketches together, someone had to direct it. Why did I just tell you this? Well he's got another film called Religulous in the works that you should probably keep your eye on. The film is a documentary that takes a satirical look at religion through the eyes of political comedic mastermind Bill Maher. Lionsgate just debuted the first poster and it's quite interesting.
In the film, Maher travels to some of the world's most popular religious destinations, from Jerusalem to the Vatican, questioning believers while being upfront about his own skepticism. Why is suffering so random? Why are so many religions down on homosexuality? What’s up with the virgin birth?
He talks to Hasidic scholars, Jesus impersonators, Jews for Jesus, Muslims, polygamists, Satanists, creationists, stoners, a Senator who believes in the Rapture, and even Rael – prophet of the Raelians – who it turns out is a big Bill Maher fan.
This first teaser poster comes from SlashFilm. I'll say right away - damn does it make me hungry!
I'm not a documentary person at all - however this one, I'm already way interested. Beyond my own curiousity in religion across the world, combining Maher and Charles may result in a brilliant and hilarious film.