Laid-off factory worker Jerome Stample (Viggo Mortensen) enlists the aid of his sister-in-law (Dominique Davalos) to abduct and blackmail a sex-obsessed TV minister (Stephen McHattie). But when Rev. Randall meets Jerome’s true-believer wife, Rhonda (Exene Cervenka of the punk band X), he realizes she is an evangelical rock star in the making. A prophetic satire by Beth B (Two Small Bodies), Salvation! Have You Said Your Prayers Today? was produced just before the foundations of American religion were shaken by the scandals of real-life televangelists Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart. Released during the MTV explosion, Salvation! is bathed in a glossy ‘80s aesthetic and is backed with songs by New Order and Cabaret Voltaire, and laced with the razor-sharp social commentary that made Beth B one of the most provocative voices of a generation.
• Interview with Beth B by IndieCollect President Sandra Schulberg
• “The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight,” a music video by Beth B
• Trailer for The Beth B Collection (2023)