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Kate Upton Plays Hoochie Nun in ‘Stooges’ Flick
The Christian Diarist ^ | April 16, 2012 | JP

Posted on 04/16/2012 7:40:18 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I’m not Catholic. But I can certainly understand why my Catholic friends are offended by the new “Three Stooges” movie, helmed by the irreverent Farrelly Brothers, released by Twentieth Century Fox.

The film would have been fine had Peter and Bobby Farrelly stuck to the slapstick comedy for which Moe, Larry and Curly are beloved by Stooges fans. But they had to ruin it, had to court controversy, by their sacrilegious portrayal of a Catholic nun as some sort of hoochie.

Cast as “Sister Bernice,” Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton wears a nun’s veil, an oversized rosary and a decidedly undersized, barely-there ‘nunkini.’ The newby actress might have known better than to insult the religious faith of 68.5 million Americans had she not dropped out of 10th grade at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, Fla.

Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League, provided a useful history lesson for the 19-year-old tart.

“In the 1950s,” he recalled, “Hollywood generally avoided crude fare and was respectful of religion. Today, it specializes in crudity and trashes Christianity, especially Catholicism.”

Indeed, Tinseltown’s portrayal of nuns has gone from Jennifer Jones, in “The Song of Bernadette,” and Julie Andrews, in “The Sound of Music,” to Lindsay Lohan, as a gun-licking nun in the Robert Rodriguez flick “Machete,” and, now, Upton, as a skanky nun in “Three Stooges.”

What particularly galls is that studio execs at Twentieth Century Fox think the sacrilegious portrayal of a nun is some great big joke.

“As far as the nun attire,” one Fox exec told The Hollywood Reporter, “I think we did the audience a favor by letting Kate Upton wear the nunkini rather than Larry David,” who (cross)dressed up in nun’s garb to play Sister “Mary Mengele.”

Well, as Curly the Stooge might say, “Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck.”

It’s soooo funny to mock the Catholic faith. Soooo clever to portray a nun attired in a skimpy outfit much far more likely to be seen in a strip club than on a beach (much less a church). Soooo hilarious to give another nun the same last name as the Nazi physician at Auschwitz known as the “Angel of Death.”

But imagine if the Farrelly brothers directed the same “Stooges” script, if Fox released the same film with, say, homosexuals or blacks or Mexican illegals or Muslims as the butt of the film’s denigrating humor, rather than Catholics.

There would be such a hue and cry from the far-left, politically-correct Hollywood establishment that the fair-haired Farrelly boys might never work in that town again.

Hollywood is a God-forsaken wasteland. And it continues to rend America’s moral fabric.


TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Religion & Culture
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The original 'Stooges' managed to be funny without mocking Catholicism or any other religious faith.
1 posted on 04/16/2012 7:40:25 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

They do that to show how tolerant they are. Now if it was about Mohammad, well then .....


2 posted on 04/16/2012 7:42:18 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Yup. As a non-Catholic, I will avoid this so-called “comedy.”


3 posted on 04/16/2012 7:47:00 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: SkyDancer

Here, here.


4 posted on 04/16/2012 7:47:52 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
I went to see it this weekend and to the makers credit, they cut out MOST of Upton's swimsuit scenes.

As a Christian, I never thought of anything in the film as derogatory towards anyone.

Well, except for the Jersey Shore folks, but they needed mocked. That alone was worth the price of admission.

5 posted on 04/16/2012 7:51:15 AM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel
As a Christian, I never thought of anything in the film as derogatory towards anyone.

There are some who go out of their way to find ways to be offended.

6 posted on 04/16/2012 7:52:56 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Nyuk nyuk nyuk


7 posted on 04/16/2012 7:54:26 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Carbonsteel

Good, an honest review by someone who FREAKIN ACTUALLY SAW THE MOVIE.

I’m tired of hearing rants against a show, from folks who haven’t even seen the show. So, Kudo’s to you, my FRiend.

Thanks for posting!!


8 posted on 04/16/2012 7:54:26 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I WON’T be going to the theatre to see this movie. There are just some things that Hollyweird should NOT remake. The Three Stooges fall into that category.


9 posted on 04/16/2012 7:55:59 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Carbonsteel

They had to get a dig in on “The Weekly Standard” as one of the villains was reading this in bed. Probably few noticed this but I did - basically a gratuitous introduction of politics. Which, btw, was completely out of character as that
character would never be reading such a magazine. Also, the villains tended to be “1 percent types” so there was definitely a fanning of the class warfare flames, IMHO.


10 posted on 04/16/2012 7:56:09 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: SkyDancer
"Now if it was about Mohammad, well then ....."

It'd be hard to make a comedy about a murdering child molester.

11 posted on 04/16/2012 7:57:23 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
The original 'Stooges' managed to be funny without mocking Catholicism or any other religious faith.

I wonder how the original Stooges would have taken this new version, considering that they were all Jewish. A lot of the old vaudeville acts had Yiddish roots.

12 posted on 04/16/2012 8:14:20 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Hodar
Good, an honest review by someone who FREAKIN ACTUALLY SAW THE MOVIE.

Honest? Huh, some KIDS never grow up, and you don't have to see trash to know it's in there based on the general content.

13 posted on 04/16/2012 8:15:55 AM PDT by cotton
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To: SkyDancer

14 posted on 04/16/2012 8:16:11 AM PDT by jakerobins
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16 posted on 04/16/2012 8:25:17 AM PDT by TheBigB (Hippie liberal chick: "What do I do about birth control?" Me: "Just use your personality.")
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To: mnehring

Quite right. As I reflect on my fondness of the original Stooges, I think of who may have been offenced by them. So far I’ve come up with carpenters, plumbers, firemen, policemen, doctors, prisoners, cowboys, foreign legionaires, football players, and door to door salesmen - and those are just from a few of my favorites...


17 posted on 04/16/2012 8:29:14 AM PDT by stormer
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To: SoldierDad

Exactly. The Stooges were one of a kind, and there’s no possible way to recreate what they did. Let them rest in peace, and don’t insult their memory with some piece of trash.


18 posted on 04/16/2012 8:29:29 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: cotton

I haven’t seen the movie, have you?

Or, are you just having a grand old emotional tyrade, knowing nothing about the charges ... and calling other people who want to know the actual facts, “kids”? Maybe they made fun of Nuns, maybe they didn’t. I don’t know, and chances are you don’t either. This “Kid” is withholding condemnation until I have an idea of what I’m talking about.

If you want to carry on, get a parade going, march up and down your block - singing and carrying signs. Knock yourself out. Why not? The Black Panthers are having a grand old time with Trayvon and Zimmerman.

But, you’ll look pretty stupid when someone shows you that you don’t know what you are talking about .... again.


19 posted on 04/16/2012 8:34:11 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Here's the costume in question:
20 posted on 04/16/2012 8:35:20 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: for-q-clinton

I’m not religeous, but I’d say the young woman is truely blessed...


21 posted on 04/16/2012 8:38:44 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Hodar

I saw the freakin movie. It’s offensive. If the Farrelly Bros. featured a character playing a sexed up nurse, school teacher, flight attendant or waitress, I would have given them a pass. But why a Catholic nun? Are you saying, Hodar, that it was in no way meant to offend Catholics?


22 posted on 04/16/2012 8:41:45 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I saw the movie, and agree the scene wasn’t neccessary, but in the grand scheme of things it was literally a blip near the very end of the film. Really not sure why they went there other than for a cheap visual joke, that honestly wasn’t needed.

I as a Catholic am not overly offended by it, given how my religion is attacked daily on Free Republic by supposed fellow Christians, and given how Nuns were a large part of the film, overall the film wasn’t a blast at Catholicism, and they didn’t remotely take countless cheap shots that have been routine.

Generally Catholics can laugh at their faith in my experience. I do think the scene didn’t need to be there, and really didn’t offer much other than a quick cheap visual joke, but I didn’t feel the film was a huge smack against my religion.


23 posted on 04/16/2012 8:43:08 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: for-q-clinton

At least in that photo, i think she looks awful.


24 posted on 04/16/2012 8:46:48 AM PDT by Williams
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Sexed Up? A bit over the top, yes, it was a revealing outfit, but the didn’t portray her as a horndog, or even imply anything was going on with her or she was looking for men.. nor did they try to take cheap jokes about priests with young boys, which in a orphanage run by Church they could have.

I thought the scene was an attempt at a sight gag, that, really wasn’t needed, but hardly do I feel my faith has been assaulted. It wasn’t in best of taste, and it really served little purpose other than a sight gag. All in all they didn’t go into the gutter where they could have many times regarding catholicism.

I can say as a student of the Catholic School System, no nun I ever met looked that good in our out of her Habbit.. if they had, I might have studied harder.


25 posted on 04/16/2012 8:46:54 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Why the nun? Because if they were going to do this gag, its the only option they had.. there reqally werent any other female characters in the script other than the sexpot wife that was trying to bump off her husband, and since they played her as a sexpot from the get go, showing her in something revealing wouldn’t have been out of character.

The only other female characters in the film, besides the kids, were the nuns at the orphanage. So, take a character and put them out of character and you get what hopefully is funny. I saw this personally as an unneeded sight gag, but hardly do I feel my faith is under fire from it.

Deal with far worse things routinely on here by fellow “christians” attacking my faith nearly daily.


26 posted on 04/16/2012 8:50:46 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Carbonsteel

This is one funny movie. Those actors do have the Stooges down pat IMO.


27 posted on 04/16/2012 8:51:32 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: HamiltonJay

I guess they should be happy that they didn’t show a Priest walking around with a little boy on a leash and carrying a whip in his other hand.


28 posted on 04/16/2012 8:51:41 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I haven’t seen it. I don’t know. Are all Catholic nuns unattractive, fat and ugly? Somehow I doubt it. What did she do, what did she say, how did she act?

Without some facts, so far we have 1 Freeper who said it wasn’t offensive, and now you are claiming it was offensive.

I don’t know. Some people go out of their way to find offense where none is intended. I heard that Pixar’s “Up” was offensive to Senior Citizens, yet I didn’t see it as offensive at all.


29 posted on 04/16/2012 8:56:03 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I’m a big fan of The Three Stooges, and I feared the worst.

In fact, the movie wasn’t nearly as bad as I feared. There was no notable Catholic bashing. Upton was fine and there was nothing offensive about her bathing suit scene, as it was only one shot where she was lifeguarding a pool filled with swimming orphans.

The scene in the trailer was not in the finished film.

As for bashing 1% types, The Stooges often found themselves

The scene in the trailer was not in the finished film.


30 posted on 04/16/2012 8:56:28 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Nachum
"Nyuk nyuk nyuk"

"Don't be an idiot you moron!"

31 posted on 04/16/2012 8:58:46 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

One of the regular themes of the original Stooges shorts was pitting them against high society types, the 1% of their day. Wealthy foils for the Stooges is true to the original shorts.


32 posted on 04/16/2012 8:59:15 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Come on people... Aren't we over reacting a little? A Woman in a swim suit at the end of the movie is such a slap?
A movie about three dummies hitting, poking, insulting, kicking, and bulling each other and you get high and mighty about a Nun in a swim suit. That scene offends you? Hell I guess no one has ever seen the scene of a little girl and a cross in the Exorcist.
33 posted on 04/16/2012 8:59:28 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: for-q-clinton

I want to kneel at that altar. Bless me, Sister, and forgive me for all the sins I am about to commit.


34 posted on 04/16/2012 9:01:58 AM PDT by AnTiw1
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To: Ted Grant
I’m a big fan of The Three Stooges, and I feared the worst.

In fact, the movie wasn’t nearly as bad as I feared.

Good news for us Stooge fans who haven't been bowled over by the trailers . . .

35 posted on 04/16/2012 9:03:56 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: HamiltonJay

What about the nun, played by Larry David, named “Sister Mary Mengele?” Did you find it inoffensive that she happened to share the same last name as Josef Mengele, the Nazi SS officer, the death camp doctor who committed all manner of atrocities?


36 posted on 04/16/2012 9:04:33 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Mocking the church are we boys?


37 posted on 04/16/2012 9:09:47 AM PDT by McGruff (Don't go wobbly on me now Newt. You're our only hope.)
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To: for-q-clinton

“I guess they should be happy that they didn’t show a Priest walking around with a little boy on a leash and carrying a whip in his other hand.”

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Pure stupidity.


38 posted on 04/16/2012 9:10:08 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Do you find it offensive that the Catholic Church appears to have at best turned a blind eye to the holocaust WHILE it was occurring?

I think that’s why Larry David has the nun share the same last name as a Nazi SS officer—he’s taking a direct jab at the Church’s position during the holocaust.


39 posted on 04/16/2012 9:10:08 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: HamiltonJay
...given how my religion is attacked daily on Free Republic by supposed fellow Christians ...

Go back to Rome, Papist...

There, I got your daily attack quota out of the way (you're welcome)...

40 posted on 04/16/2012 9:15:32 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: for-q-clinton

Are you suggesting that Catholics were complicit in the Holocaust?


41 posted on 04/16/2012 9:17:23 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I called the nuns I grew up with all sorts of names, and most were not flattering.

No I didn’t take major offense, and frankly I thought they character was actually far tamer than I expected her to be given she was to be their “foil” during their childhood.

If I am going to get worked up every time someone takes a cheap shot at Catholics I’d never have time for anything else. I didn’t walk into the movie expecting it to be a testament or ode to my faith. I didn’t get offended when the Stewardess told the priest “your own knees father” in Airplane II either.. in fact I laughed out loud.

I didn’t see my religion really presented in a negative light in the film, in fact it was about as generic a portrayal as you could find. Wasn’t really a huge commentary on religioin at all, just a characters in a story, and the story had really nothing to do with religion of any sort. Believe me, I’ve watched idiots take cheap shots at the foundation of my faith my entire life, including often times on this very site.

I can’t get upset everyone puts on a habbit and tells an off color joke at my religions expense, and frankly this movie didn’t offend my sensibilities at all. I did find the nun in the bikini scene nothing more than an attempt at a cheap sight gag, that didn’t work for me, and really wasn’t needed, but it didn’t make feel like my religion was assaulted.


42 posted on 04/16/2012 9:18:33 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Ted Grant

I agree, the film was far better than I expected... I did expect a lot more cheap shotting and I have no doubt many scenes were filmed but were recognized to simply not be funny or to be too predictable and were left on the cutting room floor.

The movie itself was a pretty fair homage to the source material, and far better than I had expected.


43 posted on 04/16/2012 9:22:28 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

What, no pics?


44 posted on 04/16/2012 9:27:46 AM PDT by AloneInMass
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To: for-q-clinton
Do you find it offensive that the Catholic Church appears to have at best turned a blind eye to the holocaust WHILE it was occurring?

What I find offensive is that ignoramuses like you continue to engage in revisionist history. Your conclusion can only be reached if you have your head in your dirt chute.

45 posted on 04/16/2012 9:30:17 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Ted Grant
"The scene in the trailer was not in the finished film."

I saw the trailer and was turned off. The Stooges never lowered themselves to bathroom humor. (Although I admit to being a Stooges purist)
46 posted on 04/16/2012 9:32:24 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: HamiltonJay

Alsi, the nuns were portrayed as good, caring, and decent people. They are exasperated after dealing with the knuckleheads for 25 years, but they clearly love them, even going out of their way to spare their feelings.

The Stooges themselves go out to save their orphanage, motivated by loyalty and live.

The boys themselves are bound by fraternal love.

Anyone finding something to be deeply offended about is just looking too hard.


47 posted on 04/16/2012 10:38:31 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: mnehring

A wise guy, eh?


48 posted on 04/16/2012 10:45:34 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Ted Grant

I’m an old stooges fan. I liked Sean Hayes as Jerry Lewis and I’ve heard the actors doing Moe and Curly get it right; so I’ll probably go see.

I am surprised at the comments about a Farrelly Bros movie. It’s not like they can sneak up on you. Pay attention PEOPLE! It’s the Farrelly Bros!!


49 posted on 04/16/2012 10:54:30 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Ted Grant

Fair enough!


50 posted on 04/16/2012 11:00:10 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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