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Good Satan is a 2012 Mockumentary Comedy film written and directed by Sara Lohman.

A camera crew has the unique opportunity to record Satan in his natural habitat and it looks like he's quite happy with it. He has the perfect job, he is for the most part feared and respected, and his minions jump to his every whim. After 6,000 years he is invited back to heaven, and he goes - expecting to return to his place beside God as Lucifer, the Angel of Light. But when it turns out the invitation is not for the expected welcome home, but is rather for Christ's Second Coming-out party, things quickly go to hell. Worse, his former girlfriend is now partnering with the biggest douche-bag in Heaven. Satan decides he misses the place anyway, and wants back in. So he decides he needs to find a way to re-earn God's respect in order to be welcomed back. We learn that the Devil does for once care - kind of.

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Good Satan contains examples of:

  • Archangel Michael: As a Foil to Satan, Michael is portrayed as the loyal son and Embodiment of Virtue. This doesn't make him likable, as he spends the entire story waiting for the opportunity to kick Satan out and micromanages his girlfriend's actions to keep her "virtuous" too.
  • The Devil Is a Loser: The film begins with Satan binging on junk food and reluctantly doing business on his couch. In Heaven, he is shunned by everyone and ignored. When Satan finds out that the Second Coming means redemption and admittance into Heaven, God deflates these hopes and tells him that that won't happen.
  • God and Satan Are Both Jerks: Satan is a loser with poor-impulse control who fruitlessly pines to return to Heaven and cancels the Second Coming by getting Jesus kicked out of Heaven and God put up a front as an affable guy, but is actually a condescending prick that claims the moral high-ground over everyone, often changing the subject before anyone can properly hold him to this. They both learn to be better, though.
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  • Hidden Depths: When God has Michael send Jesus away, Michael is uncharacteristicly emotional about it, clearly seeing Jesus as a true friend.
  • Jesus Was Way Cool: Jesus is the only main character who is shown to be completely selfless and virtuous to the point where even Satan can't bother to hate him. Even when he's kicked out of Heaven for being outed as gay, Jesus leaves Heaven willingly and enters Hell, leading to Satan taking him back out of guitlt for essentially ruining his life.
  • Second Coming: God reveals that the party was being thrown in Jesus' honor, since he will be enacting the Second Coming.
  • Shaming the Mob: After Satan beats Michael down after carrying Jesus back to Heaven, the crowd from Heaven still mock and shun Jesus for being gay, only for Satan to come to his defense.
    Satan: What did he ever do to you other than love you all unconditionally?
  • Transparent Closet: When Jesus is caught in-bed with another man, various other characters ask if this means that he's "out", implying that Jesus' sexuality was an Open Secret to everyone other than God.

 
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Good Satan

A camera crew has the unique opportunity to record Satan in his natural habitat and it looks like he's quite happy with it. He has the perfect job, he is for the most part feared and respected, and his minions jump to his every whim. After 6,000 years he is invited back to heaven, and he goes - expecting to return to his place beside God as Lucifer, the Angel of Light. But when it turns out the invitation is not for the expected welcome home, but is rather for Christ's Second Coming-out party, things quickly go to hell. Worse, his former girlfriend is now partnering with the biggest douche-bag in Heaven. Satan decides he misses the place anyway, and wants back in. So he decides he needs to find a way to re-earn God's respect in order to be welcomed back. We learn that the Devil does for once care - kind of.

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