In 2014, Louis Theroux, an English documentary filmmaker and broadcaster, sent out a simple, inquiring tweet. “Open call to any #Scientologists out there,” he wrote. “I would love to speak to you for a documentary I am working on. About Scientology.”
Within minutes, he was bombarded with a slew of messages warning him against making a film about the Church, as he may put himself in danger in the process.
Because the Church of Scientology has long held a reputation for threatening anyone who gets too close, many filmmakers shy away from the subject. Theroux, however, did not, and because of his relentless insistence to make his film, we have “My Scientology Movie” – and it’s now streaming on Netflix.
Read the story at Decider.