#058 – Bad Christian Movie Tropes With Marissa Alexa McCool

Bad Christian Movies on Trolling with Logic

Marissa Alexa McCool


Why are Christian movies – that distinct but ever-growing genre of filmmaking made by and for Christians – so universally bad. And why do non-believers, especially atheists, find them so entertaining? In this episode, we are joined by Marissa Alexa McCool to explore these questions with a light-hearted discussion of some of the recurring themes and tropes that frequently appear in faith-based movies.

A 2017 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in English, Anthropology, and Cinema and Media Studies, Marissa is also an LGBT-rights activist and speaker. She hosts multiple podcasts including The Inciting Incident Podcast, The Cis Are Getting Out of Hand, and We Too – Our Stories, and has authored five books, including “The PC Lie: How American Voters Decided I Don’t Matter” and the novels “False Start” and “Voice in the Dark.” She won a 2014 Keystone Award for Excellence in Journalism and won the 2015 Audience Choice Award for her film “Permanent Solution,” focusing on the struggles of suicide survivors.


Marissa’s website: http://rismccool.com/

Follow Marissa on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RisMcCool

Marissa on the God Awful Movies podcast: https://audioboom.com/posts/5477604-gam073-the-encounter

Marissa’s newest book, “Passing Cars: The Internal Monologue of a Neurodivergent Trans Girl”: https://tinyurl.com/y99balet