The Devils (1971). This early triumph of the nunsploitation movement—one fears that Tarantino may someday create a Gone With the Wind-length homage to the genre—is a medieval epic directed by Ken Russell ( Women in Love, Tommy) from an Aldous Huxley novel. Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, enthusiastic use of a crucifix as an autoerotic device. The trailer:
Entre Tinieblas (1983). Released in America as Dark Habits, this Almodóvar joint concerns a nightclub singer fleeing the cops after her boyfriend ODs on heroin. She tries to lie low at a convent, which is where the real problems start. Keep an eye out for the bongo player at the end of the trailer.
Warrior Nun Areala (1994). We have it on good word that nunsploitaiton is huge in Japan. Wikipedia quotes the Japanese Cinema Encyclopedia: "Though Christianity was never a dominant religion in Japan, Japan did encounter Christian missionaries. By taking a minority religion as their subject, it has been suggested that these 'shockingly perverse and wildly blasphemous' Catholic nun films are 'a way of thumbing one's nose at organized religion without attacking the more sacred beliefs of the general society.' " Areala, aka Sister Shannon Masters, fights evil, has strong thighs.
Dressing like a tramp next Halloween (2010). Only 143 shopping days left. Of course, there are all sorts of ways to dress like a tramp at Halloween—naughty nurses, sexy kittens, slutty hobos—but tramping around in a $30 black minidress with matching wimple has a special piquancy: It will probably actually be Nov. 1, All Saints' Day, when the wearer is falling down full of flavored vodka and making passes at houseplants. Go to Ricky's or else try Amazon, where this little number, witchy and schoolgirlish in equal measure, is often in stock. The ad copy: "This is definitely not the nun you remember from school! Pair Sexy Nun with one of our Priest costumes for a great couples presentation. Stockings not included."