The folks behind the film BEYOND THE FARTHEST STAR are using a “Bring It” button on their website to figure out what cities should see the film first when it is released. That sounds reasonable until one looks at the stats on which cities have the most Bring It clicks so far.
The film was made in Texas, so the top two cities are Dallas and Bonham Texas.
Next is St. Louis, followed by Vassar (MI), Los Angeles, two more Texas cities (Houston and Austin), New York, Cullman (AL), and Chicago.
This is a christian film. Make no mistake about it. So why aren’t they getting clicks from the bible belt? Aside from Cullman, requests seem to be coming from very large cities and Texas. It sounds like a marketing ploy to release the film in the big cities with a claim that these areas demanded it. It should be noted that Dallas, with the most clicks on the Bring It button, has exactly 465 requests. Chicago has 23. So the servers are not being overloaded.
BEYOND THE FARTHEST STAR has Renee O’Connor and Barry Corbin in it, so one might expect it to attract even a non-christian audience. So why the coy marketing?