Mark Wahlberg Asked God to Forgive Him for Boogie Nights
Almost on a daily basis of late, we've been receiving further confirmation for what we've already known — Hollywood is a cesspool of vice and corruption. From the Weinstein scandal to the growing pedophilia scandal, Hollywood is being revealed as an industry that should be steered clear of by anyone who desires to pursue God's righteousness. The scandals aside, Hollywood's product often violates the standards of righteousness demanded by God to begin with. One of the clearest examples in the past twenty years has been Boogie Nights starring Mark Wahlberg, who is a committed Roman Catholic. In fact, Wahlberg has admitted to praying to God and seeking forgiveness for his role in Boogie Nights.
Last week, while in Chicago to help Cardinal Blase Cupich in his efforts to bring younger people back to the Catholic Church, Wahlberg told Kim Janssen of the Chicago Tribune that "I just always hope that God is a movie fan and also forgiving, because I've made some poor choices in my past."
When Janssen asked the movie star if he had sought God's forgiveness for any specific movies, Wahlberg admitted, "Boogie Nights is up there at the top of the list."
For those who haven't seen the movie (and I recommend that you don't watch it), Boogie Nights was a sleeper hit in 1997. With a production budget of 15 million dollars, the story of the rise to fame of a young man during porn's "Golden Age" made over 43 million dollars at the box office and was nominated for three Oscars. It also propelled Mark Wahlberg, who played the young porn actor, to A-list movie star status.