Holly on Hollywood
“I Am Not Ashamed”
by Holly McClure
“I Am Not Ashamed” is based on the life story of Rachel Joy Scott (Masey McLain) who was the first student to be killed during the Columbine High School shooting on April 20th, 1999. The story focuses on Rachel’s life leading up to the shooting, showing the trials and tribulations Rachel faced as a teenager, the high school bullying that led to the horrific climax and the stand Rachel took, because of her faith. Ben Davies, Sadie Robertson, Korie Robertson, Jaci Velasquez, and Jennifer O’Neill also star.
The PG-13 is for mature themes about…
…bullying, teen drinking and smoking, suggested sexual situations and the massacre committed by senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who murdered 12 students and one teacher. But the main focus of the movie is about Rachel’s struggle with real issues that face many teens, based on excerpts taken from her journal. Her battle with dating a non-believing boyfriend, her disdain for school bullies, her struggle to stand for her faith while being ridiculed from friends and her love of God that ultimately, gave her courage and purpose. I encourage everyone to see this powerful, well-told story of faith, that will impact young people to adults. Rachel prayed, “Father, use my life to touch the world and let your light shine through me.” Judging by the lives that have already been changed and the ones that will be from seeing this movie, her prayer has been answered!
“Remember To Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!