Priest hears confession from a 14-year-old girl that she is being molested by her father. Later, woman comes home to find her husband having sex with their daughter (same girl as above). Bed is heard squeaking but no nudity seen.
Male priest is seen getting into bed with his female housekeeper, implying an ongoing sexual relationship.
After picking a man up at a gay bar, priest has sex with him. Fellatio is implied; rear-entry anal sex is shown. Nudity includes bare chest and full rear nudity. There is another implied gay sex scene. They are shown passionately kissing outdoors also.
In a parked car, man is seen bending over crotch of a priest performing fellatio. Police arrest them for this.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Priest’s “Comrade priest” was written in 1994, which caused great controversy in Britain and America. This work was originally made by the director for the BBC. After it was made, the BBC felt that the theme was too bold to broadcast. So the director re edited it into a film for re distribution, which caused a sensation. Of course, there was no lack of fierce protests from religious groups. I once saw a brief introduction in the popular film my mother bought. I wanted to see it at that time. As a result, I didn’t have a chance until 10 years later.

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Now the gay theme in foreign film and television works has become more and more common, even suspected of flooding, and the plot description is becoming more and more bold and explicit. Therefore, many people may feel Pediatrics when looking at this work 13 years ago. When the film starts with a BBC production, you can probably imagine the style of the film: rigorous and simple. The plot is pushed forward step by step; No taboo on sensitive political, religious, social and moral issues; The actor’s performance is solid but not dazzling. To be fair, in addition to the taboo themes, all aspects of the film are regular, but perhaps it is this simple style that can give people more space for self thinking.

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An interesting digression. Many years ago, I saw many introductions of this film. They all said that the young priest Greg was seduced by people when he was confused and frustrated. In fact, in the film, he gives the impression that he is a complete homosexual. When he is worried about the church, he can put on his leather clothes and go straight to gay. It can be seen how taboo the domestic media are on this topic.

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Greg is a young, handsome and ambitious priest. He was assigned to the new parish. He accidentally found that the older father Matthew not only acted deviant, but also lived with a black housekeeper, which is very disrespectful. The residents of the new parish are of low quality and difficult to educate. Greg is very depressed because of repeated blows, so he can’t help but run to a gay bar and meet another man Graham. He left in a hurry after a night of passion with him. Later, Greg never forgets but can’t face it… Greg found that the girl Maria was sexually assaulted by her biological father in a confession, However, due to the fact that the religious rules could not disclose the confession and could not make it public, the conscience was tortured. Later, Maria’s mother inadvertently discovered this fact, but both mother and daughter failed to forgive him… One day, Greg and Graham were caught by the police in the car, and then exposed by the newspaper, which aroused the dissatisfaction of the local residents and the church. After Greg failed to die, he was transferred to a distant religious area. When he was abandoned by everyone, father Matthew came to him, Help him summon up the courage to return to his original church. But when they presided over the dispersion together, in the fierce debate, the angry residents left one after another, and none of the remaining residents were willing to receive Greg’s communion. At this time, Maria came up, she took the communion in Gary’s hand, and they hugged each other and cried bitterly

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The film focuses on the experience of a gay priest, which reflects most of the problems that may occur to comrades. It integrates all the contradictions between comrades and society, public opinion, morality and religion into a typical character, which roughly reflects the living state of comrades. Greg fully reflects the mental process of many ordinary comrades. On the one hand, he is clear about his desire that “seven emotions and six desires are difficult for the world to resist. Even angels are no exception”. On the other hand, he is constrained by stereotypes and old rules. Therefore, he feels that he is sinful and like living in the cracks of society. Only father Matthew, like a beacon, tore all the hypocritical moral cassocks.

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Society is progressive, and the so-called morality and civilization should also keep pace with the times. Now who will carry the 1000 year moral shackles? 100 years ago, the order of parents and the words of matchmakers were the king. How can men and women fall in love freely? Now that the masses have been liberated, they have turned to suppress minorities and hold the banner of morality! The so-called morality is also illusory. It can take people’s lives in the invisible like the six pulse divine sword in martial arts novels. That’s because you have the head of morality in your heart. If you completely listen to it, how can you live if it wants you to die. Right or wrong, there should be a light in your heart. Greg couldn’t face Graham at first. He didn’t dare to meet him in the street. Graham went to church and refused to give the Eucharist. He despises his companions and despises himself. How can he save himself? How can he save the world if he can’t save himself? Our ordinary comrades may not need to change their secular vision and lead their comrades to revolution, but they can at least liberate their hearts and make their lives easier.

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The great thing about the British people is that they are brave enough to quote the holy word forgiveness, which can be used by comrades, from the Bible, which has always been regarded as an inviolable religious book by opponents. If a society cannot accept the so-called non mainstream people, then the civilization and kindness of this society are limited. In the film, biblical allusions have been quoted many times to counterattack the attacks of the defenders. One of them is “ask the innocent, throw a stone at it”. After checking, this is a story in the gospel:

At that time, the scribes and Pharisees brought a woman who was caught in adultery and asked her to stand in the middle. They said to Jesus, “master, this woman was caught in adultery. According to the law, Moses ordered us to stone such a woman, but what do you say?” they said this to test Jesus so that they could accuse him, But Jesus bent down and wrote on the ground with his fingers. Because they kept asking, he stood up and said to them, “who among you has no sin, throw a stone at him first.” He bent down again and wrote on the ground. As soon as they heard this, they slipped away one by one from the old to the young, leaving only Jesus and the woman standing there. (if VIII 3-9)

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Only God is perfect, and the rest are sinners who have made all kinds of mistakes. How can others condemn us because of our sexual orientation? The world to us, we to the world, should have a heart of forgiveness.

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When we recognize ourselves, respect ourselves, love ourselves and forgive others, it is our way. We don’t need to save the world or liberate our companions, but at least we can be our own Moses! Not necessarily shouting slogans and vowing to devote ourselves to the cause of Comrade liberation. The flag bearer is the hero. We are worthy of ourselves and our companions. We are our own heroes, and there is no need to get the so-called redemption. The world is not entitled to ask about our sins, because they are sinners. No matter what mistakes you have made, in the end, the first thing to forgive yourself is yourself.

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The only drawback of this work is that the depiction of other characters except father Matthew and Graham is too Facebook. Loyal people are loyal at first sight, and traitors are traitors at first sight. Good people are very kind, and bad people are gnashing their teeth, which is a little superficial.

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“Comrade priest” is also a rare work in gay films. Some gay films wrap a simple story or truth with complex and gorgeous film means, such as Wong Kar Wai’s “sudden diarrhea in spring”; Some gay films discuss serious topics in a simple way, “Comrade priest” can be regarded as one of the representative works. Other films with complex structure and obscure content are rare, which is not acceptable to ordinary people.

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