I, the Worst of All (1990)

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A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The ... See full summary »


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15 November 2015 | hoxjennifer
| Historical drama...lesbian passion, not so much
Don't be fooled by the misleading tagline. This is a historical drama. Nothing more. I suspect the tagline was written to try and get more men into the movie, but besides a peck, love letters and shy glances, there isn't much lesbian action in this movie. It is not for people with some sort of lesbo-nun fetish.

That being said, the film should be appreciated as a historical drama. Assumpta Serna does a wonderful job of playing the beautiful, "passionate, ironical" and intelligent Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. As far as I can tell based on my preliminary research, the film is historically accurate, with a few artistic liberties. The film is a film of dialogue - besides some brief scenes of flogging, and sickness in the convent, this is a film mostly about intelligent dialogue, as it should be due to its subject matter. The themes of feminism and the church are well explored and is a good look into the lives of women during the Inquisition of Colonial times.

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