Dune is full of mysterious characters and organizations, but few are as important and secretive as the Bene Gesserit order, to which Paul’s mother Jessica belongs. While the movie reveals a few of their secrets, it doesn’t get all way into the background of the all-female sect. Thankfully, Frank Herbert’s original Dune novel has plenty of information on them, in case you want to know more about Lady Jessica and her organization of psychic space nuns who fuck.
[Ed. note: This story contains spoilers for the Dune novel and the Dune Part 1 movie, it may also contain spoilers for sections of the unannounced second movie.]
Who are the Bene Gesserit?
The Bene Gesserit are a secretive organization of women who quietly control and…