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Behind the Veil: Nuns (1984)

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Gloria Demers Gloria Demers ... Narrator (voice)
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a cultural artifact
22 March 2004 | by jost-1See all my reviews

1980's style, "modern" (and mostly tomboyish) nuns siting around struggling with their new exposure in the world, sans the religious veil and habit, all seem genuine and thoughtful, although heavily influenced by the "Liberation Theology" (read Marxist) and activist politics in vogue in that period. This is overlayed with a stringent dose of radical feminism, goddess theory and always reliable male bashing that detracts from the more nuanced struggles expressed by these women who are interviewed. A deadpan, monotone narrator is especially irritating, as is the use of fictional portrayals of nuns at their most masochistic as fact. Still, it captures the anger and angst of the time and is best enjoyed as such.


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19 September 1984 (Canada) See more »

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