The Passion: Inside Fox’s Bizarre Biblical Musical


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“Replace the robes and sandals with Jordans and jeans, and you have a visual people can relate to.” That’s Tyler Perry, summing up what’s one of many, many very odd elements of Fox’s The Passion, a live televised musical set in modern times, using modern pop songs, but depicting the last mortal days of Jesus Christ. I spoke to all those dudes above, plus Perry in an attempt to make sense of the spectacle. The jury’s out on that, but it’s a good, weird read.

Read my standalone Q&As (in order of fun-ness) with: