The BBC recently aired a documentary on Mormonism that, one commentator says, does the faith and the filmmaker no favors.
However, his latest film really doesn't have the same effect.
To keep things interesting, he is reduced to entering the kitchens of non-Mormon polygamists and asking them in hushed tones, "So, what's it like in the bedroom?" He also spends a lot of time with disgruntled ex-Mormons, one of whom says he's "been followed" — though he can't say for sure if these followers come from the church.
The rest of the material is well-worn terrain, including Romney's past as a Mormon bishop and evangelicals' suspicion of the faith.
An employee of BBC Worldwide said she knows of no plans to distribute the documentary in
the U.S. — something Sweeney suggested in the film is necessary.
"It's as if because of American history, there's an extra commandment: thou shalt not criticize another man's religion," he says, complaining: "There's an unwritten law: Don't mention Mormonism."