Why Alex Gibney's 'Going Clear' is scaring the crap out of Scientology - 2015-01-27

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F347.png Why Alex Gibney's 'Going Clear' is scaring the crap out of Scientology January 27, 2015, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Author Lawrence Wright and director Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney's HBO documentary about Scientology, Going Clear, had its second public showing last night at the Sundance Film Festival, and we got another chance to think about what's in it and what makes it so compelling.

As you've probably noticed, the world's press has seized on a segment of the film that takes only a minute or two in the two-hour feature documentary: Marty Rathbun's explosive wiretapping allegations. Rathbun says that it was his job to drive a wedge between Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, and that when Cruise said in a counseling session that he wanted to have Nicole's phone tapped to find out who she was talking to, Scientology leader David Miscavige instructed Rathbun to make it happen.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Why Alex Gibney's 'Going Clear' is scaring the crap out of Scientology | url = https://tonyortega.org/2015/01/27/why-alex-gibneys-going-clear-is-scaring-the-crap-out-of-scientology/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = January 27, 2015 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}