An upcoming movie, Benedetta–from Basic Instinct Director Paul Verhoeven–which tells the unholy story of lebsian nuns is set to be released on April 15, Good Friday.
Based on a true story, Director Verhoeven set his film on the 1986 non-fiction book ‘Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy’.
Benedetta tells the story of real-life 17th-century woman who becomes entangled in an affair with another nun in her convent, before their romance is discovered by the church.
The film also appears to be marked by stigmata – the miraculous appearance of Jesus Christ’s wounds on a person’s body.
However, a catholic activist group is doing all it can to stop the premiering of the ‘offensive’ film.
The activist group, Irish Society for Christian Civilisation (ISFCC) suggests the content of the movie is a ‘smart smut attack on the Holy Catholic Church’…‘highly touted, blasphemous and impure’ and … ‘a shocking attack on Good Friday… which horribly insults Our Lady and her Son.’
ISFCC has set up a petition of which over 13,000 signatures have been obtained so far.
‘I strongly oppose and condemn your distribution and promotion of Paul Verhoeven’s film Benedetta’, the group directly condemned the producers of Benedetta.