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Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews BENEDETTA : violence, sex, love and madness : not a typical Nuns story!

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  Benedetta is the latest masterpiece from acclaimed movie director Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Elle). Set in plague-ridden Renaissance Italy during the 17th Century, Benedetta is based on the true-life story of a lesbian nun, first captured in Judith Brown’s 1986 biography of Sister Benedetta Carlini. Starring Virginia Efira as Benedetta, Charlotte … Continue reading



REBEL HEARTS the story of the nuns who challenged the patriarchal conventions of the Catholic Church

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Rebel Hearts is Director Pedro Kos’s fascinating documentary about an activist group of feminist nuns who fought for change within the Catholic Church in California during the 1960s. The 1950s and early 1960s were still a very patriarchal society in America with women expected to miss higher education, marry young, bear children, and stay at … Continue reading



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