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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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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.

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

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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.