Foul Amazon Series 'Fleabag' Features Priest Hooking Up in Confessional

www.newsbusters.org | 5/22/2019 | Staff





Amazon’s Fleabag is, as described by the Guardian, a sitcom “about terrible people and broken lives.” Somehow, that premise was enough for it get a second season that was released May 17. Even worse, it was apparently enough of an excuse to bring a priest down to its shoddy level.

The UK series features the title character Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) dealing with her father’s imminent wedding to her godmother. During the process, she meets the priest (Andrew Scott) who will be officiating the wedding. Right away, however, this priest presents differently than most. For instance, in his first scene, when asked if he always wanted to join the priesthood, he replies, “Oh, **** no.” And that’s the least questionable thing he says or does in this six-episode season.

Fleabag - Feelings - Priest - Episode - Therapist

After meeting him, Fleabag finds herself developing feelings for the priest. In Episode 2 she tells her therapist, "I want to **** a priest." "Do you really want to **** the priest or do you want to **** God?" her therapist responds.

She visits the priest in his church after a Mass just to speak to him, even though she is a self-proclaimed atheist and has a clear romantic interest in him. That doesn’t bother the priest as they continue to meet up for lots and lots of drinks. He tells her in Episode 3, “We’re not gonna have sex…it won’t bring any good.”

Episode - Night - Confessional - Fleabag - Sins

But then in Episode 4, they do a late night confessional that starts with Fleabag admitting to some of her sins and...
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