An amorous Jesus character played by Justin Theroux gooses a virgin librarian (Gretchen Mol) in “The Ten,” a film spoof based on the Ten Commandments
A new comedy spoof on the Ten Commandments portrays Jesus Christ deflowering a sexy virgin, and is raising some eyebrows in the Christian community.
“The Ten,” rated R for pervasive strong, crude sexual content, language and some drug material, stars Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder, Gretchen Mol and Liev Schreiber among others.
The movie which opens Friday features ten separate stories, each inspired by one of the Ten Commandments from the Holy Bible.
“If you’ve ever stopped yourself from murdering someone, then you yourself have been following the Ten Commandments without even knowing it,” clowns director David Wain on the film’s website.
One storyline has Gretchen Mol playing a virtuous librarian “who has a sexual awakening in Mexico with a swarthy local” named Jesus H. Christ, according to Wain.
He says other tales include:
- A guy (Adam Brody) who becomes an accidental hero after falling out of a plane
- A doctor (Ken Marino) who kills his patients “as a goof”
- A police detective (Liev Schreiber) who covets his neighbor’s Cat Scan machine
- A mother (Kerri Kenney-Silver) who enlists an Arnold Schwarzenneger impersonator (Oliver Platt) to be a father figure to her children
- A prisoner (Rob Corddry) who covets his fellow inmate’s “wife”
- A woman (Winona Ryder) who falls in love with, and then steals a ventriloquist’s puppet
- A Rhinoceros who learns the pitfalls of gossip
- A husband (A. D. Miles) who skips church with his family to get naked with his friends and listen to Roberta Flack
- A man (Paul Rudd) presenting all of these stories to the audience, while struggling with his own moral dilemma: having to choose between his beautiful wife (Famke Janssen) and his also beautiful but somewhat younger mistress (Jessica Alba).
In a scene from “The Ten,” actress Winona Ryder asks a dummy, “Are you going to show me your hard wood [expletive] like you said you would?”
“This is going to be a very negative attack on faith and values,” Dr. Ted Baehr, chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission, which publishes MovieGuide, told WND. “It’s very sad society has descended into this attack mode.”
Baehr is aware the film is a comedy, but says, “In the old film code, you couldn’t defame anyone’s religion.”
He says “you can have humor, but is the humor aimed at mocking God, or exposing the foibles of mankind? Is it aimed toward criticizing or building up?”
Baehr says there has not been a pre-release screening, and doesn’t think there will be because City Lights Pictures is not a major distributor.
“This [film] is not going to be a major influence,” he said.
Baehr says Adam Sandler’s latest comedy, “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry” has much more of a negative impact than what he expects from “The Ten.”
In a column posted on WND earlier this month, he called it “one of the most blatant politically correct, anti-Christian movies of the year. Promoting itself as a comedy about two straight fireman who get married in order to receive better pension benefits, the movie is nothing more than anti-Christian, pro-homosexual propaganda that attacks the traditional, Judeo-Christian moral values of American culture.”
Comic Sarah Silverman not happy that God is cuddling with her after sex on Comedy Central’s ‘Sarah Silverman Program’
“The Ten” is not Hollywood’s first portrayal of God having sex with women.
As WND reported in March, Comedy Central consummated its season of “the Sarah Silverman Program” by featuring the title character having sex with God, and then trying to brush him off after a night of lovemaking.
Silverman was shown in bed with an amorous Almighty, whom she referred to as “Black God,” portrayed by actor Tucker Smallwood, a former NBC television director who also served in the Army in Vietnam.
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