Family guide to new movie releases

Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service on

Published in Entertainment News


NO MPAA rating

What it’s about: Details the life of Sister Benedetta Carlini, who rose to prominence for the religious miracles that happened to her and was tried for her lesbian relationship with another nun.

The kid attractor factor: This is an adult (and adult-themed) drama. Not for kids.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Finding your own spirituality through bodily pleasure is greater than the punitive patriarchal structures of the Church.

Violence: Some extreme violence including bloody religious stigmata, sexual torture, references to rape and sexual abuse, self-inflicted bloody flagellation and whipping, suicide, burning at the stake, images of the bubonic plague including dead bodies and mass graves, fighting, bludgeoning, stabbing, etc.


Language: None

Sex: Extreme graphic nudity and sex (between women), including with religious objects.

Drugs: None

Parents’ advisory: This film is extremely sexually explicit and violent, not for kids. Adults only.


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