My God. I didn’t know people made “teasers” for calendars, let alone made them like a bad porn videos from the early ’80′s. If you can get past the confusing disclaimer and shitty production value, good luck trying to figure out what the Orthodox Calendar is. It’s like your brain’s getting sent a bunch of conflicting images all at once, like in that scene from “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” — naked man on a couch, priest licking whipped cream, man butt in tidy whities, thurible, non-traditional family — and then you just have to get off the boat before you lose your marbles. Collect yourself, have an Everlasting Gobstopper. I have answers about this visual volcano.
The Orthodox Calendar website explains:
“OC (Orthodox Calendar) is the title of wall calendars and videos first published in 2012, featuring nude and semi-nude photographs of members of the Orthodox Church. The calendar is rhe brainchild of a group composed mostly of Orthodox eastern Europeans of the former communist region. The primary goal was to demonstrate that Orthodox believers do not all fit the backward, hidebound stereotype portrayed in the press but rather are regular people with passions, preferences, interests and desires. At the same time, the calendar takes an ironic approach to the Orthodox Church itself, which in recent years has been embroiled in corruption scandals, artist repression, gay sex cover-ups, outrageous behavior and homophobia.”