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Jan 16, 2022

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[Episode contains spoilers.] The brand new tormented 17th century lesbian nun epic from master director Paul Verhoeven (Starship Troopers, Showgirls, Total Recall, etc.) is the work of a man at the peak of his career, even at age 83. BENEDETTA is sexy, shocking, funny, violent, deep, and ecstatic. It has all the fire of golden era Verhoeven. He’s so good at intellectualizing while still appealing to your lizard brain - sensitive and sometimes damning theological critiques weave naturally in and out of scenes of bodacious babes sucking and fucking. BENEDETTA delightfully adapts the biography of a real lesbian nun, Benedetta Carlini, while obviously taking tons of artistic license with the story that is already partially legend anyway. The real Benedetta was also an abbess granted spiritual visions that were deemed controversial, leading to a church investigation into her sexual relationship with her fellow Sister Bartolomea Crivelli. Verhoeven’s BENEDETTA uses this compelling story as a backdrop to meditate on such topics as the virtue of suffering, the horniness of religious restraint, and the corrupting nature of power and hierarchy. While many scenes in BENEDETTA would offend a certain kind of Christian - and in fact, the film did inspire protests - it manages to be a powerful celebration of religious devotion and ecstacy while simultaneously dealing organized religion a sharp critique. 📿

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