The Future of the Amish

Despite their chaste, old-fashioned ways, the Amish have been titillating the contemporary imagination for years. First there was Kelly McGillis playing a young Amish woman in the 1985 movie Witness. Then the 2002 documentary Devil's Playground portrayed Amish girls — and boys — gone wild. The 2004 reality series Amish in the City featured five young people experiencing the culture of Los Angeles. But the Amish back story is both less sensational and more