The Netflix documentary series ‘Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey‘ is a sharp reminder of why many members left the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) in the early 2000s, what Jeff’s role was in that development and how he ended up on the FBI’s top 10 most wanted list.
In the four episodes of this series, a reconstruction of life within the FLDS is shown through interviews and personal material of former members of the church. It shows that the already conservative society became extremely ultra orthodox when the new prophet Warren Jeffs took over leadership in 2002. However, the documentary doesn’t take the opportunity to delve into the matter whether the strong patriarchical and polygamous nature of the church is at the source of these shocking developments or whether Warren Jeff’s was just a symptom of a larger religious and cultural phenomenon. Despite that flaw, the remarkable sources used by the makers will surely send shivers down your spine.
Keep Sweet Pray and Obey Cast
- Mike Watkiss
- Elissa Wall
- Rebecca Musser
- Warren Jeffs
- Ruby Jessop
- Kate McNally as Charlene’s Sister Wife
- Gary Page as Warren Jeffs
- Jewelle Barlow as Young Ruby Jessop
- Sam Brower
- Clara Steeves as Charlene’s Sister Wife
- Lymelia Barlow as Jessop Girl
- Nicholas Kartashov as Young Ammon Jeffs
- Marco Colosimo as Young Joe Rohbock
- Parker Smith as Uncle Fred
- Rowe Miller as Young Lamont Barlow
- Sophia Kartashov as Young Susie Jeffs
Warren Jeffs Documentary Netflix Release Date
Warren Jeffs Documentary Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey released on Netflix on 8th of June 2022.
The subject of the documentary, which was released as a mini-series on Netflix in a total of four episodes, is as follows: After the church outlawed polygamous marriage a century ago, the so-called Fundamentalist Church of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) separated from the mainstream Mormons, led by Rulon Jeffs, and then The systematic manipulation and abuses of the congregation inherited by his son, Warren Jeffs, by its leaders or, in the documentary, by their Messiah, are discussed.