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WATCH:: Sister Act — the 25th Anniversary Musical Celebration on The View

Can it possibly be 25 years since Delores Van Cartier burst on to movie screens and tried to hide her fabulousness under a habit in Sister Act?

The 1992 film was hit “musical comedy” with its singing nuns rockin’ girl group tunes to praise the Lord!  Whoopi Goldberg’s sassy and outspoken, Sister Mary Clarence clashing with Maggie Smith’s ridged Mother Superior was comic gold and made Sister Act an instant gay cinema classic.  Not surprising when you know the movie’s “gay pedigree.”

“What chou talkin bout Mother Superior?”
(Photo credit: Maggie Smith and Whoopi Goldberg
film still courtesy of Touchstone Pictures)

The original screenwriter was Paul Rudnick of such plays and films as Jeffery, In & Out, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, as well as numerous books and articles.  Because of other contributing writers brought in Rudnick used the name Joseph Howard in the credits. 

Turning hymns into girl group numbers and vice versa was Marc Shaiman.  Among his countless credits, Shaiman is the Tony Award winning composer of Hairspray; vocal arranger for Bette Midler; and has done scores for the films In & Out, South Park, Bigger Longer and Uncut, and the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns.

Today, The View hosted a reunion with the some of the people who made Sister Act heavenly and ended with this musical finale.


Watch the entire reunion celebration below!


There are many great quotes from Sister Act but this is theOUTfront favorite!

“This turns into a nun’s bar, I’m outta here.”

If you’re suddenly feel the urge for a Sister Act movie night and/or sing along, (like we are!) it’s playing on HBO this weekend!

(Main Photo credit: Kathy Najimy, Whoopi Goldberg, and Wendy Makkena; film still courtesy of Touchstone Pictures)

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