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Why "Sister Act" Is The Most Important Movie Series Of Our Time

And did you hear they're REMAKING IT?!?! YOU SHOULD BE OUTRAGED.

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The Sister Act films are credited with changing the way we look at the witness protection program, choirs, inner-city Catholic high schools, and nuns in general.

For the first time ever, nuns were portrayed as something other than ladies of the Lord. They were women with personalities and stories of their own. They had, quite literally, voices (like, singing ones). Sister Act made nuns cool again.

On the surface, Sister Act is dark as hell: A struggling Reno lounge singer (who calls herself a headliner) ends up in the witness protection program. She almost gets MURDERED. Then she gets basically imprisoned in a convent.

What Sister Alma lacked in hearing, she made up for in her general zest for life. Her hearing aide was a character in and of itself. No one could not hear Whoopi Goldberg like her. No one.

Sister Mary Roberts' solos were some of the greatest solos of all time! Never has the word "seraphim" sounded so triumphant. It was enough to make gay children, like me, quiver.

Now to the real meat + bones. Sister Act wouldn't be Sister Act without the musical numbers.

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Never has a choir consisting solely of nuns and directed by a Reno lounge singer made such an impact. You guys, THEY MET THE POPE. It doesn't get bigger than that.

I'm talking about "Oh Happy Day." Duh.

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Sister Act 2 also gave us the iconic line, "Take off your robes."

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...but ultimately, it's the message that sticks. Sister Act was so influential because it gave the youth of the '90s hope. It made us believe in the camaraderie of nuns. It made us believe in the power of song.

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