Crowd Loves Anti-Catholic Cannes Film

The Telegraph, an English newspaper, was delighted. "Could anything be more Verhoeven than using a wooden Mary as a sex toy?" When Verhoeven was asked if he thought the film was blasphemous, he denied that it was. It is also true that the Klan deny they are racists.
While Catholics revere Our Blessed Mother the most, the majority of Muslims, and many Protestants, hold the Virgin Mary in high esteem. Worldwide, there are upwards of 1 billion Protestants, 1.4 billion Catholics and 1.8 billion Muslims.
Benedetta, the star nun, has visions of having sex with Jesus, "a lanky-haired, high-key jealous hottie." "When Benedetta orgasms," Rachel Handler writes, "she screams, ‘My God!’ and ‘Sweet Jesus.’" What were they so happy about?

NEWS PROVIDED BYCatholic LeagueJuly 12, 2021 NEW YORK, July 12, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ — Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the debut of "Benedetta" at the Cannes Film Festival:
It called the film pornographic, saying that Verhoeven is more interested in "kink" than anything else. "Simply put, ‘Benedetta’ intends to offend," amounting to "just another entry in the tawdry nunsploitation genre." The only prominent media source that was truly critical was Variety.
Benedetta and her lover, Sister Bartolomea, are shown "trading flirtatious remarks while audibly s****ing next to each other in the nunnery’s toilets and, scenes later [this next part is revealing], as is the lesbian tradition, f***ing one another with a wooden figurine of the Virgin Mary carved very carefully into the shape of a dildo."
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He spent two decades co-authoring an offensive book that he hoped would become a movie; it  never made it to the big screen. Verhoeven is no stranger to the Catholic League. But his work, "Jesus of Nazareth," did tell us what he really thinks.
Verhoeven is correct to say that not everyone will be offended by the movie. Western Europe is a fully atomized secular oasis. "Actually, I don’t think the film will be scandalous—at least not in Western Europe." He’s right.

Atheist film director Paul Verhoeven, who has a history of bigotry, both in print and on the screen, wants them to know that he has been thinking about them. His latest contribution to hate speech is "Benedetta," a movie designed to stick it to all of them, especially Catholics.
Given our gay-crazy world, where every perverse act is not only tolerated, but celebrated, it is not surprising to learn that "the audience at the Cannes press screening applauded the film’s blasphemous nerve." Another film critic noted that at her screening, "the movie was received with shocked laughter and applause," yielding a "five-minute standing ovation."
"Maybe Americans will be different," he notes, owing to "more puritanism" there. In other words, Catholics, Protestants and Muslims who are insulted by his insults are puritanical and need to become more tolerant of his intolerance.
Contact Verhoeven’s agent, Marion Rosenberg: marion@marionrosenberg.com
A critic cited in the New York Daily News called the movie a "blasphemous, sapphic nun f—k fest that’s horny, traumatizing, violent and unhinged." Handler, who liked the film, said it was "deranged on nearly every single level, a blasphemous, maximalist, hilariously erotic satire."
That’s why Verhoeven delights them—he appeals to the sickest appetites of these fully deracinated people. In Western Europe and North America, the Christian haters do not resort to violence: They just seek to disparage and silence them. The hatred of Christians in many parts of the world these days results in torture, imprisonment and death.
No matter, Catholic bashers believe every bit of it. The movie is based on a book by Judith C. Brown, "Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy," which features 17th century lesbian nuns who have gone off the rails. The film "was inspired by real events," which means it is not an accurate portrayal.
Moreover, Jesus never performed any miracles and Judas Iscariot was not responsible for Jesus’ betrayal. And how does he know this? He feels that it may be true. He doesn’t. Jesus was not the son of God, the Dutchman says, and his mother, the Virgin Mary, was probably raped by a Roman soldier, resulting in Jesus’ birth.