The Devils (1971)
The Devils is a 1971 British historical drama film directed by Ken Russell and starring Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave. The film is based on the 1952 book The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley, which tells the story of a 17th-century French priest who is accused of witchcraft and sexual misconduct.
The Devils is known for its explicit and controversial depictions of sex and violence. The film contains several scenes of sexual activity, including a scene in which Reed's character, Urbain Grandier, is seen having sex with a nun. This scene has been widely discussed and debated, with some arguing that it is a necessary part of the story, while others have argued that it is gratuitous and unnecessary.
The film also contains a scene in which Reed's character is seen performing an exorcism on a young woman. During the exorcism, the woman is seen to be in a state of sexual arousal, and the scene has been interpreted by some as a metaphor for the power of sexual desire.
The Devils is a powerful and controversial film that has been praised for its bold and daring approach to its subject matter. Its explicit depictions of sex and violence have made it a controversial film, but it is also a film that has been praised for its artistic merit and its exploration of themes such as power, faith, and sexuality.
About 15 minutes in, there is a scene where a young woman is topless and moving around in bed- breasts seen for several minutes
Female full frontal nudity throughout the movie. Nuns are seen baring their clothes on more than one occasion.
A woman with the plague is seen naked.
In a dream sequence, a nun makes love to Grandier; brief nudity.