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Preacher's Kid is a 2010 Christian drama film. LeToya Luckett plays Angie King, daughter of the bishop of an evangelical church in Augusta, GA. Her life has been devoted to singing for her church, and for keeping her father from falling apart by ensuring that he has everything that he needs. When she goes to a performance of a traveling gospel show, she falls for its star, Devlin (played by Durrell "Tank" Babbs), and is gradually seduced into a life of sex, violence, and drugs, all while she attempts to pursue her dream.


This film exhibits the following tropes:

  • Gospel Revival Number: The film opens with one, and frequently cuts back to Angie's church and similar numbers to show they're coping with Angie's absence as lead singer.
  • Patient Childhood Love Interest: Wynton has loved Angie for a long time, but she doesn't see him as anything more than a friend until the end of the film.
  • Preacher's Kid: Both sides are shown. Early in the film, Angie bemoans how a preacher's child is supposed to be perfect, and how she has no freedom to pursue her own life because of how much the church takes up. Later in the film, Devlin claims that preacher's children are "the biggest freaks". By the end of the film, Angie is no longer squeaky-clean, but is still a good person.
  • Pregnancy Scare: 2/3 of the way through the film, Angie is convinced that she's pregnant. At the end of the film, it's established that she somehow messed up the test.
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  • Prodigal Hero: The trope is very heavily hinted at, right down to Bishop King ordering a ring and a robe near the end of the film in preparation for Angie's anticipated return, and a scene where he preaches from that gospel passage. While she is welcomed home, the robe and ring were for his wedding to Sister Watkins.


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