Sacred Flesh

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Sacred Flesh
Sacred Flesh FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Nigel Wingrove
Produced by Louise Ross
Written by Nigel Wingrove
Starring Sally Tremaine
Moyna Cope
Simon Hill
Rachel Taggart
Music by Steve Pittis
Band of Pain

Chris Herd
James MacDonald

Geoff Mills
Edited by Chris Shaw
Jake West
Distributed by Salvation Films
Release dates
Running time
75 mins
Country UK
Language English

Sacred Flesh is a 1999 British nunsploitation film. It is set in an indeterminate past, and consists of a series of loosely connected vignettes that depict pseudo-lesbian sexuality and some sado-masochistic activity.


Sister Elizabeth, the mother superior of a medieval convent, has visions of Mary Magdalene and a skeletal dead nun. Father Henry, the abbot, and his servant Richard are summoned by the convent's abbess to help with the hysteria spreading among the order.

Elizabeth recounts the confessions and fantasies of the nuns, flagellating herself and becoming excited as she does so: Sister Sarah masturbates; Sisters Mary and Helena flagellate one another and then have sex. Sister Catherine is violated by Fathers James and Peter. Finally, Sisters Jane, Teresa and Helen engage in three-way sex and violate Sister Ann after tying her to a cross. Elizabeth writhes violently in her cell and, as she dies, is tormented by visions of a crucified woman and Christ's beating Sacred Heart.

Mother Elizabeth and an (imagined) demonic Mary Magdalene (who has relapsed from sainthood, back into the sex worker the church once claimed she was) debate desire and chastity within what seems to be a heavenly antechamber. Mary remarks to Elizabeth that, as her convent is full of repressed female desire, the Mother Superior too is enveloped within this voluptuous fold. Elizabeth details four fantasy vignettes. These are interspersed with conversations between the convent's former abbess, a priest, Abbess Elizabeth, an odd dead zombie nun and an actress Eileen Daly playing the spirit of Catechism..

The sex scenes conform to standard pornographic sequencing. They each start simply and culminate in erotic release at the end. There are scenes of the full lesbian sexual gamut, which extends from episodes of individual nuns' self-stimulation to non-monogamous lesbian sex to a final nun-centered crucifix-bondage scene, with copious use of the whip and the rope.


  • Sally Tremaine: Abbess Elizabeth, Mother Superior
  • Moyna Cope: Former Abbess
  • Simon Hill: Abbot Henry
  • Kristina Bill: Mary Magdalene
  • Rachel Taggart: Catechism
  • Eileen Daly: Repression
  • Daisy Weston: Sister Brigitte
  • Moses Rockman : Richard
  • Emily Booth  : Williams Girl
  • Willow: Herself
  • Laura Plair: Succubus
  • Leasa Carlyon: Peasant
  • Louise Linehan: Marion
  • Mary Grant: Nun
  • Daisy Weston: Nun
  • Leasa Carlyon: Nun
  • Nicole Bouchet: Jailed Nun
  • Louise Ross: Insane Nun
  • Cindy Read: Dominatrix Nun
  • Michelle Thorne: Sister Sarah
  • Marc Morris: Inquisitor
  • Chris Charlston: Inquisitor
  • Hannah Callow: Sister Helena
  • Amanda Dawkins: Sister Mary
  • Majella Shepherd: Novice Catherine
  • Christopher Adamson: Father Peter
  • Philip Serfaty: Father James
  • Nicole Bouchet: Sister Helen
  • Cassandra Bochsler: Sister Teresa
  • Anneka Svenska: Sister Ann
  • Sarah McLean: Sister Jane
  • Cindy Read: Christa

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