How Scientologists are dealing with the buzz around Alex Gibney's 'Going Clear' - 2015-01-29

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F347.png How Scientologists are dealing with the buzz around Alex Gibney's 'Going Clear' January 29, 2015, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

One of our sources, who has connections both among Church of Scientology members and those who have been expelled from the organization, thought we would like to see how people on the inside are talking about Alex Gibney's film Going Clear.

So far, there have only been two public screenings of the film, so only a few hundred human beings have actually seen it, but the press reaction has been massive. Much of that press interest has centered on the official reaction from the church, which has been as hamfisted and embarrassing as we might have predicted.

In one truly misguided effort, Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw (or at least someone writing under her name) sent out letters apparently to every movie reviewer on the planet who had written about the film, and chastised them for not contacting the church before writing about Gibney's movie.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = How Scientologists are dealing with the buzz around Alex Gibney's 'Going Clear' | url = https://tonyortega.org/2015/01/29/how-scientologists-are-dealing-with-the-buzz-around-alex-gibneys-going-clear/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = January 29, 2015 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}