Here are some facts: Bobby Jindal is a Republican politician. He is the current governor of Louisiana. He is an alumnus of Brown University. He was raised Hindu, but converted to Catholicism at Brown. Also, he witnessed and participated in the exorcism of a fellow student.
Why is this newsworthy? Well, Jindal is a buzzing name for the VP spoton the Romney ticket, and people like talking about these things. Add a fantastic little article Jindal wrote in 1994 for the New Oxford Review detailing the exorcism titled “Beating a Demon: Physical Dimensions of Spiritual Warfare,” and you have something that has little to do with politics, but everything to do with how people view this rising Republican.
Take for example, Ivy League Exorcist: The Bobby Jindal Story, probably the best 11-minute film you will watch all day. Trust us. It is a “comedic” adaptation of Jindal’s article made for $300 by a group of filmmakers in California. Again, trust us.
The film is almost scarily faithful to the source material, which chronicles Jindal’s relationship with his friend Susan and her relationship with a demon inhabiting her soul. The duo gets into all sorts of crazy adventures involving prayer, a rival campus Christian gang group, and the exorcism itself. While the text is bizarre enough on its own to sustain the movie, some of the more memorable moments are actually additions made in the film adaptation by Susan, arguably the breakout star: “Bobby, you beat off regularly thinking about Amy Grant,” “Eat my farts you losers,” and, “I queef on your Bible.”
You can watch Ivy League Exorcist: The Bobby Jindal Story below. It already has the endorsement of a Jindal spokesperson, who said, “The movie is insane. It’s just plain absurd.” We’re taking that as a good thing.