Nairobi, 08 September, 2021 / 8:45 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of an international Catholic activist organization is calling for the stopping of a film it describes as blasphemous and offensive for its portrayal of the Catholic Church.
Produced by director Paul Verhoeven and the Zurich-based production company, Pathé Films AG, the ill-famed film dubbed Benedetta is said to portray “Catholic Nuns” in many pornographic scenes.
In a Tuesday, September 7 petition, officials of CitizenGo which works to ensure that those in power respect human dignity and individuals’ rights, express their bafflement that only a few people seem bothered by the film that defames the Catholic Church.
“This time it is not Netflix going astray, but director Paul Verhoeven and the Zurich-based production company Pathé Films AG. His film ‘Benedetta’ was shown as a competition entry at the film festival and soon released,” officials of the organization report.
They describe the film as “a lesbian porn film” depicting the nun, Benedetta, as a mystical “nun” who receives visions in her convent and has fun with another young lesbian “nun”, Batolomea, in many lesbian pornographic scenes.