JOY! PORTRAIT OF A NUN a film by Joe Balass

JOY! PORTRAIT OF A NUN a film by Joe Balass

Documentary
71 minutes
Language : english/french
Quebec, Canada, 2012
Production : Joe Balass (Compass Productions)

A shamanistic world of sexuality, spiritualism and political activism. A bearded nun. Through an intimate lens, this feature documentary takes us on a journey with Sister Missionary P. Delight, one of the founders of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. JOY! sheds light on a fascinating group of individuals, mostly Radical Faeries, living between San Francisco and the Deep South, who have made an invaluable contribution to both the queer community and to the sexual liberation movement.

In 1979, Mish, as he is affectionately known by his friends, created an Order of gay male nuns to promote a philosophy of promulgating universal joy and expiating guilt. Both he and the Order have come a long way since then. Today, the Sisters are spread out across the globe, and Mish lives in the middle of the woods of the Deep South, in a community of Radical Faeries. JOY! follows Mish and his community over a seven year period, along the way we discover the history of the movement and the highs and lows of his own personal journey

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JOY! PORTRAIT OF A NUN a film by Joe Balass