There is no denying it, Tony Goldwyn is definitely hot right now. He seems to be involved in all aspects of the industry producing, directing, and acting. Of course, Tony is most known as the seductive, troubled Fitzgerald Grant on ABC’s hit “Scandal.” Goldwyn has spent an entire career playing characters that push the envelope and Lifetime ‘s “Outlaw Prophet Warren Jeffs” is no exception.
Goldwyn plays Warren Jeffs , on the surface he is trying to be the leader of his flock. But beneath the surface, he is a sadistic, child molester who does it in the name of God. Jeffs is part of a sect of the Mormon church that actually encourages polygamy.This includes marriages between elder members of the sect and preteen girls. As a result, there are some disturbing scenes where Jeffs seduces young girls. He actually instructs them how to have sex.
One of the things that struck me with the character was the similarities between the sadistic minister and the charismatic President. Jeffs was cursed with a father who dismissed him as week. (Martin Landau) and Grant’s father did the same. Jeffs feels that it is our Godly duty to reproduce and that is his motivation to seduce young women in the cult. Warning :the scenes with Goldwyn naked with the young girls do not hold the same timbre as when he weekly seduces Olivia Pope. Jeffs seems to be also bigoted which he proves in one of the speeches where he berates homosexuals and blacks to his flock. This is laughable considering on “Scandal” his best friend , Cyrus is gay and the woman he loves is black.
“Outlaw Prophet Warren Jetts” premieres on Lifetime June 28.