“Hollywood’s depiction of nuns a case of ‘Veiled Desires’”

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From Julie Andrews’ performance as Maria in the 1965 film “The Sound of Music” to Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Sister Aloysius Beauvier in “Doubt” (2008), many Hollywood actresses are particularly conspicuous for their habits. But although habits or veils are thought to symbolize purity — and especially chastity — some films presented a more complicated portrait of nuns.

Read more in Religion News Service. (The piece also appears on the Washington Post website, the Sojourners site, and U.S. Catholic magazine.)

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