Jr. "Bob" Dobbs & the Church of the Subgenius

Not only a colorful piece of weird-Texas history but a surprising commentary on the current state of the world.


Jr. "Bob" Dobbs & the Church of the Subgenius

What started out as an inside joke amongst two self proclaimed weirdos in Ft. Worth, Texas soon becomes much more than they bargained for. Frustrated by the rising consumer-driven culture, out of work pals Douglass St. Clair Smith and Steve Wilcox decide to turn their conservative southern ideology on its head and invent a new religion all their own. Spurred on by the overreach of religion and zealous televangelists of the day, the pair concoct religious monikers (Reverend Ivan Stang and Dr. Philo Drummond), a newly minted prophet (J.R. "Bob" Dobbs), and devise a crusade to expose the conspiracy of normalcy by using humor as the ultimate weapon.
Not Rated
Documentary, Religion
Sandy K Boone
John Defore, Hollywood Reporter

I first learned of the Church of the SubGenius in a small counterculture bookstore near the Austin coffeeshops and street corners where Richard Linklater had just filmed Slacker. It was in a building housing a video arcade, a bagel shop and a storefront where impressionable college kids were being ...

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