Reviews of “8” are rolling in!
Some found it too heavy-handed, and urge you to think twice about taking your kids. However, the gril from “ask a Mormon girl” found it quite accurate. And another friend on Religion Dispatches wrote an interesting discussion about the LDS connection between gay marriage and polygamy:
I heard an LDS lawyer state quietly that one reason the church was so anxious to institute bans on gay marriage, was that the leaders knew that if gay marriage ever became widely legal and accepted, polygamy would subsequently be brought before the courts for legitimation. The church hierarchy simply didnt want to deal with the difficulties and embarrassment that would provoke. […]
Few people would want a world in which 14-year-old girls frequently become the thirty-second wife of men old enough to be their grandfathers. But there are those who, though they see no appeal in polygamy, feel that legalizing it might actually protect and help the women who end up in these marriages. If the ceremonies are performed under the auspices of the state, the state could ensure that any brides involved are indeed old enough to give legal consent. Also, if a plural wife subsequently decides to leave a marriage, she would have recourses and rights granted and recognized by the state.
If you’ve seen “8” (or any reviews of it), please link them in the comments here!