Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pope Joan: The Movie

How lovely.

A new film based on the legend of Pope Joan – an Englishwoman who purportedly disguised herself as a man and rose to become the only female pontiff in history – has sparked debate in the Roman Catholic Church.

The medieval epic stars a German actress, Johanna Wokalek, as the female Pope, the American actor John Goodman as Pope Sergius and David Wenham, an Australian last seen in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as her lover, a knight named Gerold.

A tale with all the historical accuracy of The Da Vinci Code and John Goodman as Pope Sergius. What could possibly be wrong with this? Just another blast at the Church. I'd love to see the reaction if a movie/book/whatever was released that alleged that Mohammed was actually female.

For those who are curious or just haven't heard this before, Patrick Madrid gives the reality behind the lie.

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