Brendan’s Alternate Tagline for Keep Sweet:
A documentary on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints leader, Warren Jeffs.
Fun Fact Non-History People Will Like:
So yeah, some people married their moms.
Fun Fact for History Nerds:
You will see some wild hairdos in this documentary because there is a list of required hairstyles for the FLDS.
My Take on Keep Sweet:
Everyone knows there are Mormons. An offshoot of the Mormons is the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or FLDS. Basically, the FLDS looked at Mormon history and said, “hey, let’s bring back having multiple wives!”
This is, of course, against the law. However, if you hide in the middle of nowhere in Utah or Arizona, you can get away with it for a while. You know, until people start realizing you have adults marrying 14-year-olds. Then someone is going to come for you. Now whether or not the someone coming after you is a member of the FLDS who will help you get away with it is another question entirely.
This documentary covers all that with a focus on the head creep of the FLDS, Warren Jeffs. To say you will not like Warren is an understatement of biblical proportions. The only complaint I have about this show is that there was a lot more to dig into, but there are plenty of books to help you with that. However, if you know nothing about the FLDS, you will find it both riveting and very gross. I really want to stress the gross part.
It’s worth a watch. Watch it here!