Sunday, March 13, 2011

Didn't put two and two together, but "The Passion of St. Tibulus" in Father Ted is a takeoff on "Sebastiane" by Derek Jarman

About this film coming to ye olde Craggy Island in Ireland and the folks there being offended by the sacrilegious and somewhat homoerotic nature of the film. Father Ted and company are commanded by the Bishop to protest it, which ends up making it extremely popular.

"Sebastiane" is a landmark in gay cinema, a wonderful film that's based on the martyrdom of St. Sebastian, who was shot with arrows, but that's really about love, romance, acceptance, and the consequences of opting out of, or not being part of, the dominant structure.

Here is a clip from it:

Buy it.

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