Plus: Your weekend true-crime watches (and a question)
Dear Andrew Renzi- doc filmmakers are aware of that fine line- they are just… not monsters? Striving to avoid the ‘black-cover-with-red-lettering’ equivalent? Ugh.
I will tell you ‘zacly what I thought of Twin Flames: it’s worth the watch. For anyone who listened to the podcast, it treads a lot of the same ground. However, bringing in the families and former members adds depth to the misery. I wish the filmmakers had gone just a bit more into what members thought the consequences of leaving the cult would be. We spend a lot of time building a portrait of the cult leaders and selected participants, and then...it just kind of ends. (Like the recent Gotti.) Law enforcement needs to do something and if that means laws empowering them to do so need to be created, then let’s get on it. However, just to be clear, this is some real bullshit, and lonely people are some easy prey for these calculating “leaders”. It’s the classic combo of cult + MLM (they all read the Scientology playbook) and I would like to see the group shut down before more negative things happen. Watch it!
Plus, you guys: it’s “burst” not “bursted” and “cast” not “casted”, right? Someone tell me I still have a vague grasp on the English language, please.
I watched the TFU - it really made me feel bad for these people. My husband, however, cannot understand how or why these cults persist and that sparked a discussion at least. Worth watching.
Twin Flames wasn't bad. First it was only 3 episodes and then there was plenty of WTF stuff to yell at the screen about. Look, I've been single long enough that I get buying into the hope of true love and it starts out kinda like EHarmony for the New age crowd. But then it kept going and evidently (I did NOT want them in my browser history!) they are still actively recruiting. It's pretty crazy.