Now, I’ll admit that when I heard there was going to be a horror show including nuns I just figured it was a documentary of the Nuns on the Bus. But I was wrong. It turns out FX is creating a show in which Jessica Lange will portray a nun (what could go wrong?) who’s pretty darn terrible to the inmates in her asylum.
The Catholic League reports:
“American Horror Story: Asylum” is the work of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk; they worked together on “Glee” and “Nip/Tuck.” Murphy is another angry ex-Catholic homosexual. Falchuk’s mother is the past national president of Hadassah, the women’s Zionist organization (one might have thought that at least he would have learned to respect other religions).
The plot is sinister. Sr. Jude, played by Jessica Lange, is a sadistic nun who beats inmates in a Massachusetts asylum. Set in 1964, Sr. Jude, who likes to wear red lingerie beneath her full habit, lusts after Msgr. O’Hara, who also has dark intentions. Inmates include a nymphomaniac, a lesbian, a degenerate bully, and Bloody Face (a serial murderer who wears the skins of his victims as a mask). We also meet Dr. Arden, a physician who is fond of torturing the mental patients; this explains why co-creator Murphy says of this character, “People think he’s a Nazi.”
There’s more, but you get the point: FX has decided to portray Sr. Jude as a monster who runs an evil Catholic home for the criminally insane.
When the Vatican attempts to correct wayward nuns and sisters, it’s eeeeeeeevil. But a television show depicts nuns as murderous evil religious wackos and that’s just hunky dory. Oh wait, it’s art. And that’s like way more important than the state of someone’s soul. Like it’s not even close. Duh.