Erik Estrada is attempting the comeback of a lifetime — by racing to the rescue of Christian teens oppressed by evil atheists.
The former CHIPS actor — who, let’s face it, hasn’t done a whole lot else in the past 30 years — appears as a janitor called upon by high school students to help produce a faith based play in the new movie UNCOMMON.
When the students of Rosewood High School lose their theater, music and dance departments due to budgets cuts, they create their own.
Struggling to find the right script, music & choreography the students get advice from an uncommon source; the Bible! Each student becomes uniquely influenced as they discover that God takes them personally.
Equipped with unique talents, they bond together to prepare the perfect production by exploring the diversity of parables taught in the Bible.
Fighting overwhelming challenges, the teens fight against political correctness to defend their privilege to worship, meet and perform.
Will months of constant bullying by the establishment defeat the production and dismantle their faith?
Armed with expert legal counsel and unexpected help from Christian music’s finest, these teens realize what it means to be…UNCOMMON!
It’s “FOOTLOOSE meets GLEE meets SAVED (without all the self-awareness,” writes Marisa Kabas of Hypervocal.com.
“It’s no secret that Estrada is conservative: He’s a Republican who backed McCain and Romney in the last two presidential elections. But unlike some of his celebrity peers, he doesn’t have any record of spewing hateful politics.”
And that is exactly what has the blogosphere buzzing today.
UNCOMMON — premiering in January — is produced by Liberty Counsel, a group “known for being anti-gay, anti-woman, and for filing suit against a public library for ‘endorsing witchcraft’ by praising students who read HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE,” according to Towleroad.com.
“The film will [also] star the Liberty Counsel’s own Mat Staver, the man who said Romney lost and gay marriage began being legalized because Romney didn’t hate the gays enough.”
Naturally the LGBT community is panning the project, based on Liberty’s politics and the official trailer, which you can check out below.
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