Just a quick note to recommend the thing. Watched it this morning under my new HBONOW subscription, that frees you from being tied to a cable or satellite near GovCo monopoly. Cool also is quick signup under my existing Apple account. Nice work, gentlemen.
Anyway, having been on the Internet and in particular, USENET, since 1992, I’ve been well aware of Scientology whistleblowers and the efforts of the former to SLAP them for a long time. But, I was never interested to look very deeply. Just another thing that’s whacky as a football bat, like the son of doG being born of a virgin, dying by crucifixion for all the babies born into sin, condemned to eternal torture in hell, and then rising from the dead on the third day. No, that’s not insane. Alien-maned DC-8 replicas under the command of Zenu dropping frozen bodies into volcanoes 75 million years ago, releasing Thetan spirits to mind control humans at birth…now that’s insane.
Anyway, even with only a peripheral curiosity, it’s a well done, captivating documentary. I highly recommend it. Of for nothing else, lottsa lafs.
Update: Unrelated, but another recommendation is the HBO documentary Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All, in 2 parts. Especially part 2. Talk about a guy who grabbed life by the balls and squeezed as hard as he could for decades.