HBO has been on a roll lately with documentaries and last night’s premiere of Alex Gibney’s “Going Clear” is no different. The film, an expose on the Church of Scientology, focused on everything you sort of thought you knew about the church, plus a plea for the IRS to stop classifying it as a church.
Not exactly light fare. The Church has taken out a promoted Twitter ad to combat what it’s been calling “made up” and “ridiculous” aspects of the documentary.
What is Scientology? Find out for yourself. https://t.co/dxUWhhZrQe
— Scientology (@Scientology) March 30, 2015
In any case, viewers who watched last night didn’t get a great night’s sleep:
— Jennifer (@burritosandguac) March 30, 2015
Last night’s HBO doc #GoingClear got me so upset I’ll be spending the rest of today clinging to my e-meter.
— Lauren Sivan (@LaurenSivan) March 30, 2015
— Justin (@liberalnyer1) March 30, 2015
— Sharon Gelman (@sharongelman) March 30, 2015
Who’s next for HBO?