Nunsploitation, along with Nazisploitation, is a subgenre that ran a parallel course alongside Women in prison films in the Seventies and Eighties. As with prison films, they are set in isolated, fortress-like convents where the sexually repressed all-female population inevitably turns to lesbianism and perversity. The element of religious guilt allows for lurid depictions of “mortifying the flesh” such as self-flagellation and painful, masochistic rituals. The Mother Superior is usually a cruel and corrupt warden-like martinet who enforces strict discipline (more opportunities for whippings and medieval-style punishments) and often lusts after her female charges. An equally sadistic and lecherous priest is often included to add an element of masculine menace to the story.
Wikipedia. “This article has been nominated to be checked for its neutrality.” Lack of neutrality? That’s…one way of describing what’s peculiar here.