'Going Clear': Paul Haggis pens a description of the Scientology experience you won't forget - 2015-03-24

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F347.png 'Going Clear': Paul Haggis pens a description of the Scientology experience you won't forget March 24, 2015, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

We're drawing closer to the broadcast of Alex Gibney's documentary about Scientology, Going Clear, which airs Sunday night at 8 pm on HBO. We have another screenshot from the film, with one of its chief stars, director Paul Haggis, who was also the subject of Lawrence Wright's New Yorker article and his subsequent book which formed the basis for Gibney's film.

We asked Haggis to take part in our countdown this week to the movie's airing, and he really surprised us by sending the following, one of the best expressions of the Scientology experience we've ever read. If this doesn't get you warmed up for Sunday night's documentary, we don't know what will.

At the outset, Paul refers to the smears that Scientology has been spreading about him since he was first profiled by Wright, but more so in the last few weeks. Scientology calls Paul the "Hypocrite of Hollywood" and accuses him of never really being a Scientologist at all. Well, here's what Haggis himself has to say about that, and a lot more.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = 'Going Clear': Paul Haggis pens a description of the Scientology experience you won't forget | url = https://tonyortega.org/2015/03/24/going-clear-paul-haggis-pens-a-description-of-the-scientology-experience-you-wont-forget/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = March 24, 2015 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}