PG(Parental Guidance) Language May Offend, Mature Subject Matter

Synopsis

Documentary. Based on the book 'Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief' by Lawrence Wright. An exploration of the founding and ongoing operation of the Church of Scientology, including interviews with former members who have come to regret their experiences.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in an interview context; infrequent use of scatological slang and mild cursing
  • Infrequent references to violence, some in a context of domestic violence or intimidation, some involving children - some detail

Thematic elements

  • The history of Scientology
  • Indoctrination, power, and celebrity
  • Reason and belief
  • The search for meaning

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language and references to violence in a documentary context

Classification date

May 04, 2015