The series explores the experiences of Leah Remini and other former members of the Church of Scientology. The Church of Scientology is extremely critical of Remini, and the show, and established a website attacking both.
Many people have confused me as ‘That Girl’ from “The King of Queens.” Mostly because of the way I speak and less because of the way I look. However, when I was in my twenties, people said we could be sisters. And I liked being compared to her. And maybe we could pass as sisters from another mister?
Over the years, our so-called-similarities drew me toward her as an actress.
And then I fell in love with her.
Alas, I had NO IDEA Leah is such a fearless warrior.
This eight part A&E documentary series goes behind the scenes of Scientology. It also shines a painfully honest light on the victimization of high-ranking-minions and other members.
Without giving too much away…
The first few episodes are filled with information the public basically already knew. But, each episode unwraps another layer until you start to realize this is some kind of cult craziness. Like Charles Manson – cult crazy. Only, it’s not just a few hundred Manson followers. It’s David Miscavige and a few MILLION followers. Like, Nazi Germany’s HITLER – cult crazy.
From sexual abuse, forced abortions, and the purposeful separation of husbands and wives, to brainwashing, and beatings – I’ve never cried so much while cheering for those who’ve ‘escaped’ even when it cost losing their entire families.
Episode five opened my eyes in a way that would not have been possible without this series. Watching Leah literally get stalked, harassed and intimidated – BY THE CHURCH – is not only alarming and scary, but it defines her level of bravery because she refuses to back down and it only makes her dig even deeper into their corrupt and controversial ways.
I truly believe this series is actually protecting those who have spoken out against the church, because now they are on record, and on national television.
And DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE “SEA ORG” BECAUSE HOW IN THE BLUE FUCK IS THAT REMOTELY OKAY, OR EVEN LEGAL??? How is a 14, 15, or 16 year old capable of signing billion year contract. Yes, you read that correctly. A BILLION year contract. WTF? NO.
I have never been more fascinated or impressed with such a celebrity. At least not in a very long time. Here is a woman – IN HOLLYWOOD – using her celebrity to SAVE/HELP other people: women, men, children, families, and other unsuspecting individuals, from an inevitable demise. Rather than promote/market the latest fashion craze, or build an unnecessary empire with a new perfume line. She is choosing to put her privacy and her safety on the line – merely to expose one of the most dangerous cults of our time.
I raise my glass and tip my hat, to you, Leah Remini!
Keep on keeping on, woman!!
Here’s hoping they go down in flames.
* Highly recommend