Prisest (1994) uk

Cinema Queer by Marcelino Rosas

A homosexual Catholic priest finds out during confessional that a young girl is being sexually abused by her father, and has to decide how to deal with both that secret and his own.


Why do I like it? Why do I recommend it?

I have to admit that I was dragging my feet watching this one but I’m glad that i did. Growing up, I was brought up in the Catholic teachings, attended Sunday mass every week at 5 am sharp, and have had many private conversations with my Church Priest about my “chosen lifestyle”. It wasn’t pleasant for me. Once I got over my personal feelings of organized religion I was able to fully enjoy this story.

Not your average gay drama movie, and I’m not surprised that this was attacked by the Catholic Church for being Anti-Catholic but in all fairness It wasn’t. It showed both the good and bad. It mainly just pointed out some issues that they deal with.

Watch this thought-provoking movie as the queer priest questions his spirituality, the laws of the church and God himself.

Brilliant performances by Linus Roache(Homeland, Vikings, Law and Order), Tom Wilkinson(Selma, RocknRolla, Batman Begins), Robert Carlyle(One Upon A Time, The Full Monty, Stargate Universe).

Available platforms to watch it: AmazonPrime

Marcelino Rosas
Marcelino Rosas

Marcelino “Marc” Rosas is a novelist, essayist and film reviewer whose writing centers on the intersection of Queer and Latinx identity. Raised in Los Angeles as the eldest son in a Mexican-American family with traditional views of masculinity, his debut novel Afuera (Out) and its follow-up Fuerte (Strong) are celebrated for their passionate and candid portrayal of the challenges confronting a young man coming of age in a machismo-dominated culture as he explores and finally fully embraces his identity as a gay Latino man. A one-time fashion and figure model himself, Marc has always had a strong appreciation for the arts, in particular film. Thus his passion for sharing hidden gems of queer cinema via his film reviews with his ever-growing audience. When not at his writing desk working on his next book, Marc spends his time in the gym or traveling with the love of his life Pieter, his husband of many years.

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