Y’know, I’ve always thought the Farrelly brothers’ remake of The Three Stooges would be pretty pointless, yet another example of Hollywood recycling itself. Frankly, I couldn’t see how anyone could find this rehashed slapstick send-up offensive, aside from those who think that Sherlock Holmes should never have been turned into a Last Action Hero. (Thanks a lot, Guy Ritchie!)
Turns out I was wrong. It seems the Catholic League has taken offense at the film’s depiction of supermodel Kate Upton as a bikini-wearing nun. They also don’t like the fact that Larry David plays a nun named after a notorious Nazi. In fact, it seems that its president, Bill Donohue, isn’t a fan of modern-day cinema, either. “In the 1950s, Hollywood generally avoided crude fare and was respectful of religion. Today it specializes in crudity and trashes Christianity, especially Catholicism,” he said in a statement. Hey, isn’t crudity a hors-d’oeuvre?
It could be worse, however, as a spokesman for the film studio points out. “And as far as the nun attire, I think we did the audience a favor by letting Kate Upton wear the nun-kini rather than (co-star) Larry David – it could have gone either way. We invite you to see the movie and decide for yourselves.”
Nah, I think I’ll pass…