Victoria Shelton is a writer living in Philadelphia. She graduated in 2015 from Temple University with a B.A. in English. She can be found on Tumblr (avanelle.tumblr.com) where she writes incessantly on cats, Caligula, and why she hopes to run into Camille Paglia in Center City one day.
What's up with visual culture’s obsession with naughty nuns?
Victoria Shelton takes a deeper look at the nunsploitation film genre, popular and provocative for its unapologetic use of blood and sex, lurid depictions of female sexuality, the strength of female communities, and the sadistic abuse of power common to oppressive systems of authority.