Revealed: the US 'Christian fundamentalists' behind new Netflix film on millennial sex lives - 2018-05-10
Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution, a new film on Netflix, sells itself as an up-close look at millennial 'hookup culture.' It follows students at 'Spring Break' beach parties in Florida and shows how 'sex doesn't mean anything,' in the words of one man who's filmed casually slapping butts and kissing strangers.
The Vice-style feature includes stunning aerial views of the coast, electronic music, and disturbing footage of apparent sexual assault. What the film and Netflix don't tell you is that it was made by a US Christian advocacy group called Exodus Cry, which is linked to a 'trendy, youthful' movement that is "fiercely opposed to reproductive and LGBTQ rights."
On its website, Exodus Cry says that it was "birthed out of prayer" in Missouri, where it has been closely linked to the International House of Prayer, Kansas City (IHOPKC), a growing charismatic Christian movement whose founder, Mike Bickle, has said that homosexuality "opens the door to the demonic realm."