300 A.D. : the Roman Sebastianus is exiled to a remote outpost populated exclusively by men. Weakened by their desires, these men turn to homosexual activities to satisfy their needs. However, Sebastianus becomes the target of lust for a homosexual centurion, but he rejects the man's advances.
Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>
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When asked about the film's nudity, director Derek Jarman
replied "We couldn't afford costumes." See more
It takes a full minute for Sebastian to pour his jug of water onto himself, a seemingly long and impossibly protracted amount of time. He finally sets the jug down but then proceeds to continue his shower with water hitting him from somewhere overhead. (Presumably he had just trained the desert air how to accommodate him by demonstrating a desired effect, and the desert air obliges by squeezing copious amounts of water from itself to wash him.) See more
So you're still a Christian?
Then remove my armor.
When shown on British television in the 1980s, a shot of a naked man with the erection was cut out of the film. See more
Referenced in Postcards from America