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Chosen One of the Day: Carrie Fisher as the nun in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

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Oct 16, 2019

On this week's Strong Female Characters, we basically just spend the entire episode gushing about how much we love Carrie Fisher. Tbh, that could be the whole podcast as far as I'm concerned. But at one point we stop to discuss her non-Leia roles (including a lengthy discussion of When Harry Met Sally, honestly a role that is equal to Leia in terms of importance to me, personally) and were blessed with the memory of one very brief, very glorious appearance: as a nun in 2001's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a very silly movie and I love it very much and also there's a monkey. It features an incredible cavalcade of cameos, most especially Mark Hamill as a supervillain called C*cknocker, and two perfect cameos right in a row: first, George Carlin as a hitchhiker that teaches our manboy heroes about "the book," meaning the rule of hitchhiking that involves performing oral sex on whoever gives you a ride, then Carrie Fisher as a nun who lives her life by "the book," obviously the other book, but Jay is a human cartoon character and also dumb and horny so things go as expected.

Our once and eternal Space Mom plays the whole scene perfectly. A gentle, calming presence both leaning into the entendre while believably not intending to. If I'd had a Carrie Fisher nun, maybe I'd still be Catholic. Instead I worship at the altar of Carrie Fisher, Space Mom and General and Anti-Automotive-Oral Champion because she knows road safety is critical and frankly the angles seem challenging at best for highways. A hero.

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