Synopsis: A young singer struggles with his sexuality and the treatment of others while coming of age in a small Southern Baptist community.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Patrik-Ian Polk
Production: RLJE/Image Entertainment
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

Lord, I want to be like Jesus

In my heart, in my heart

Lord, I want to be like Jesus

In my heart

In my heart,

In my heart

Lord, I want to be like Jesus

Lord, I want to be more holy

In my heart, in my heart

Lord, I want to be more holy

in my heart

In my heart

in my heart

Lord, I want to be a Christian

Mm, in my heart

Don't be scared, Randy, it's only love.

Lord, forgive your servant his weakness.

Purge me, Father, of my sins,

and please,

please take these dreams away.

Last night I had a dream that you

Were holding me so dear

You took away my doubting heart

You took away my fear

I love you, boy, you're mine alone

And I am yours to take

I promise you one day

That we will mend every mistake

"The Lord is my shepherd,

I shall not want."


"I will fear no evil,

for You are with me."


Were you up all night?

- Did you eat yet?

- Did you pray yet?

They used to put the pictures

on the milk cartons.

Little lost ones,

stolen babies, stray lambs.

They would have

their pictures right there

on that milk carton.

They would let the world know.

When did they stop?

Jesus listens, you know.

And maybe sometime the mail

just pile up a little high,

but he opens every prayer in the end.

More letters you send,

the better your chances.

I'll be back in one minute.

Lord, me again.

I am so selfish, so steep in my own sin

I forgot to ask for the one thing

I wanted most.

Lord, I know you would have never done

anything to Chrissie.

She's just a little girl.

And, Lord, I know you have a plan,

and whatever it may be, I would never

question that, I would

never dare question.

But if you find the time

to get to this letter,

then please, Lord, please consider

sending my sister home now.

It's been six years, Lord.

Six years.

More dirty sheets, Randy?

This is getting regular.

Morning, Ms. Rousseau,

looking chipper today.

I think that robe's my favorite.

Ooh, you done with that?

- Efrem.

- What?

My dad's on the road this week,

I ain't had time to get to the store.


Hey little boy, now bring me some water

I'm tired, I'm tired, I'm old.

Hey little boy, now come to your father.




Okay, it's ignore Efrem

week again already?

And if you don't repay

the error of your ways

Your ma and I will love you still

Love you still

Hey little boy, best watch your behavior

And all the words that you speak

So, what's going on

with these sheets, man?

Have you, please God,

resumed jerking off

like a normal teenage sex fiend?

Come on.

It's not gay to talk about sex, Randy.

Straight guys never talk

about anything else.

So how long has it been

since you choked the chicken?

Almost a year.

Good God.

It's been hard.

Permanently hard, I should think.

No wonder you so uptight.

How the hell do you do it?

I pray a lot.

Ah, the power of prayer.

Prayer works, Efrem.


I've been getting these dreams.


I mean, how do you control

what you dream?

I wake up in, in, I'm soaked in...


Say it.


Someone say my name?

Hey, Randy. Hey, loser.

Hey, freak.

Hey, Crystal, what are you doing here?

I came to shoo you guys along

in case you forgot.

- Oh, my God.

- Oh, shit.

I'm meeting with Mr. Brock

about the play.

Is that today?

Oh, my God, I can't believe you guys.

It's totally today in like 20 minutes.

Want to hit this?

I don't know why y'all do that.

Y'all know Jesus is not pleased.

Actually, we had a little convo

and my Jesus is very pleased.

Oh, really?

You had a conversation with Jesus?

Sure did.

You ain't the only one with a main line.

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