Published February 14, 2009

A year ago, I wrote a post called Modern Day Magdalene, about Crissy Moran, a former porn star who had left the business, gave her life back to God, and was helping other girls escape that sordid lifestyle. If you haven’t already, please read that article before reading this one.
Crissy Moran
Recently, in association with Elevation, a Southern Baptist Church in Phoenix, Crissy shot a short film entitled Oversold, which updates the biblical story of Hosea and Gomer as a love story between a pastor and a stripper. Crissy did an interview with Christianity Today’s online magazine, along with Elevation Pastor Dave Cowan and Oversold writer/director Paul Morrell about the project — they also discuss the criticisms it has received, and ways the church can reach out to young women like Crissy. You can read that interview here.
Oversold - movie premiere
I haven’t seen this film, though from the trailer, it looks … intriguing. While this is obviously a low-budget production, I applaud Elevation Church for investing in a project so outside of the box. Producer (and pastor) Dave Cowan received much criticism for his choice to cast Crissy in the role of Sophi/Angel. About his detractors, he says, “… instead of rejoicing at her repentance, well-meaning people reject her. That is profound! And it speaks to the condition of the church today. The scariest thing of all is when people that claim to be Christians see the work of God [brokenness and repentance], and still say they cannot be associated with [the project]. What have we become? In many cases, we put the Pharisees to shame in our blindness and deafness to the work of the Spirit.”

Amen, brother. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

The producers are said to be seeking investors to turn Oversold into a feature film. You can find out more by visiting the Official Site.