Missoula, Montana (PressExposure) April 22, 2007 -- Mississippi Queen, a new documentary by filmmaker and producer Paige Williams, will begin production in Mississippi, Alabama, Missouri, Memphis and Louisiana May 14 - 31st. The film explores the complex and unique relationship between the GLBT community and the ex-gay ministry in the South. Mississippi Queen provides two compelling views of this controversy topic of homosexuality and Christianity.
According to Williams, âThe time is prevalent and immediate. All over the country, but specifically in the South, there is a need for a discussion and a personal look into Southern homosexuality and Christianity. I desire to produce a documentary that is even keeled and two sided - one that does not sway the viewer in one direction or another. A documentary that looks at both sides of the coin â homosexuality is a sin and homosexuality is not a sin.â
Mississippi Queen shares real stories about real people, while challenging stereotypes, homophobia and collective shared beliefs about sexuality and religion. Ultimately, says Williams, Mississippi Queen âis about dealing and loving those in our lives who we donât see eye to eye on and through that, revealing a bit of the true nature of God.â
Paige Williams is originally from Clinton, Mississippi and currently resides in Missoula, Montana. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Media Arts, a Master of Arts in Theatre from the University of Montana, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Millsaps College. The filmmaker/producer is seeking investors to help fund this project.
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