Paul Verhoeven's 'Benedetta' Met with Catholic Protestors

'Benedetta'Credit: IFC Films
Is there nothing better to do? 

The Benedetta premiere joins movies like Dogma, The Last Temptation of Christ, and even The Exorcist as a movie that's upset a few members of the Catholic Church.

This scandalous nun movie got a five-minute standing ovation, but it wasn't from the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property. They're upset over how the movie portrays its characters, calling it "blasphemous."

The New York Film Festival premiere went off without a hitch otherwise.

Benedetta is based on the novel Immodest Acts – The Life of a Lesbian Nun In Renaissance Italy, which was inspired by a true story. The film follows Benedetta Carlini, a young nun who people suspect has divine abilities. She begins an affair with another nun, who might actually be nefarious.  

You can see just how steamy and sinful the movie is on Dec. 3, 2021, when it opens in the United States.      

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Good. Protesters are doing free marketing for the film.

September 27, 2021 at 10:32PM, Edited September 27, 10:32PM

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Seen, good film, makes you think about a lot

September 28, 2021 at 3:41AM, Edited September 28, 3:41AM

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