Posts tagged "going clear"

#Problematic: Instagram Hates Your Period Stains, Trevor Noah Faces Backlash & “Going Clear” Goes After Scientology

No matter what happened to you this week, you have a brand new Sufjan Stevens record to sonically guide you through the ephemeral waters of your mommy issues, mortality, and misgivings with faith. The internet has deemed Carrie and Lowell simply “his best”, and even drifted into some convoluted comparisons with Bob Dylan. At the…

Chloe Stillwell / April 3, 2015

6 Additional Scientology Horror Stories We’d Like To See Covered In A “Going Clear” Sequel

Last night, HBO aired the documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief,” which we at The Frisky have been excitedly awaiting since first hearing about it, as we are giant nerds about knowing everything there is to know about Scientology. In fact, Amelia helped research the book Inside Scientology by Janet Reitman! And,…

What To Watch Tonight: HBO Documentary “Going Clear”

If you’re anything like me, you are completely obsessed with any show, movie or documentary about creepy cults and religions. If you are in a cult right now, I’m so sorry, but you probably aren’t reading this anyway because the internet is mostly likely considered a tool of the devil and you’re spinning wool i…

Katrin Higher / March 29, 2015

“Going Clear” Scientology Doc Reveals Tom Cruise Had Nicole Kidman’s Phone Tapped

“Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief,” which premiered this past Sunday at Sundance, promises a variety of disturbing revelations about the secretive and notoriously vindictive church founded by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.

Along with the stuff we’re used to hearing — like how the church abuses its members and destroys families,…

Robyn Pennacchia / January 27, 2015

Scientologists Compare Documentary About Scientology To Rolling Stone’s UVA Scandal

The Church of Scientology took out a full-page ad in today’s New York Times and other papers, claiming Alex Gibney’s documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” is a journalistic failure on par with Rolling Stone’s story about the UVA rape scandal. Because they’re the Church of Scientology, and that is what they…

Robyn Pennacchia / January 16, 2015

HBO Is Turning Lawrence Wright’s Epic Scientology Exposé Into A Documentary And I Am Here For It

Welp, I think it’s safe to say that executives at HBO have been added to the Church of Scientology’s lengthy suppressive persons list, as the cable network is poised to turn Going Clear into a documentary. Due out in 2015, the documentary will be directed by Alex Gibney and be based on Lawrence Wright’s impeccably…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 24, 2014

Two Necessary Additions To Your Crazy Cults Bookshelf

If you’re a friend of mine and have tried to make plans with me the last few weeks, you’ve likely failed, because i have been very busy planning my infiltration into the upper echelon of Scientology. And by “planning” I mean reading Going Clear by Lawrence Wright and Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige Hill, two new fascinating and in-depth…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 19, 2013