Ted Haggard Appearing in 'Sex Comedy'

Pastor films cameo in 'The Waiting Game'

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted May 31, 2011 6:14 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Ted Haggard: movie star? The possibly bisexual pastor, famous for his 2006 gay-massage-and-meth scandal, is appearing as himself in a so-called “sex comedy” for the Christian set. Picture a Judd Apatow movie with a few slight tweaks: Most notably, the theme is pro-abstinence. The Waiting Game, being developed in Colorado by two locals, is about a man who’s saved himself for marriage … only to get dumped on his wedding day. Haggard gives the lead character some advice in the trailer below, first reported by the Colorado Springs Gazette last week in a story getting attention today.

“I love all the Judd Apatow movies—40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad—they’re all great,” says a producer and writer of the film. “So we wanted to take something like that into the Christian arena.” “They’re just starving for anything comedy,” adds his partner. Both come from a decidedly more secular background, having been trained by comedians like Kathy Griffin and Andy Dick in Los Angeles. Their project features another familiar name—Full House’s Candace Cameron—but for it to see the light of day, they need to raise $2 million.

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