Who are the 8 Scientologists profiled in 'Going Clear,' premiering today? We have a guess. - 2015-01-25
Our countdown is finally over, and today we learn just who is in Alex Gibney's HBO documentary, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. But even though the premiere is still several hours away, you didn't think we were going to head for the theater without at least taking a guess who's in the movie, did you?
Now, we want to be clear about this. We were interviewed for the film, we think we may have a couple of lines in it, and we answered a few other questions for the folks turning Lawrence Wright's epic 2013 history of Scientology into this project. But we were never told who the film was focusing on, and we haven't seen a screener. What we do know is what HBO has said about Going Clear, that it tells the stories of eight former Scientologists and the abuse they experienced in it or witnessed.
But which eight? We've come up with our list based on asking a few questions and making some educated guesses. For all we know, we could be way off. But we're very much looking forward to finding out today who's really in the movie and then updating our list.