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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Beyond the Hills: First ever depiction of Christ as a lesbian?

Asceticism, as Nietzsche claimed, is life turned in upon itself. It is the denial of life and that denial requires the exercise of immense power. A young girl, full of life and love, is slowly crushed, chained and crucified by a community that mistakes love for control. It is religion gone wrong - isolated, dogmatic and self-serving.
What is remarkable is that this latter-day Christ is a woman and lesbian. Is this the first ever depiction of Christ as a lesbian? Her all-consuming love for one of the nuns brings conflicts and behaviour that the Priest and nuns find hard to deal with. In the end her love is seen by the church and society as an illness.
Now it's not often you see a film that tries to deal with a big theological issue.

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