Sinister new Netflix documentary The Family is terrifying viewers as it exposes ‘f***ed up’ US politics
NETFLIX loves a shocking documentary and The Family has definitely got viewers talking.
Fans are calling the series “sinister” as it exposes what they are calling a “f****ed up” US political system.
The show only dropped last week and it is fair to say that people are being left shaken to the core.
The five-episode show, based on a series of investigative novels by Jeff Sharlet, documents a highly-conservative Christian group, who go by the name of ‘The Family’, and their influence on American politics over the years.
The documentary also makes reference to political figures such as the Obamas, and current US president Donald Trump.
The series examines a Christian group known as The Family – or the Fellowship – consisting of a great number of world leaders in both religion and politics.
Author Sharlet played a huge part in putting the mini-series together, and even took part in interviews with Netflix as he detailed the “secret Christian organisation called The Family”, who’ve been “hiding in plain sight for over 80 years”.
Since it dropped on the streaming site, fans have flocked to Twitter to share their shock at the new documentary and what it says about the US political system.
One said: “Watching #TheFamily @netflix this is f***ed up… highly recommend.”
While another tweeted: “If you think Trump fans are crazy watch The Family on Netflix! Really f***ing weird and very sinister.”
A third said: “#TheFamily @Netflix is terrifying, yet an important look into the manipulation of religion in US politics and how this then intentionally rippled outward into the rest of the world. If anyone can recommend where I could learn more, please let me know.”
Meanwhile, the documentary’s director Jesse Moss said he was stunned by the revelations on what has been going on behind the scenes in America’s political system, prompting his immediate start to work on the thrilling series.
“I thought, here’s an organisation that exists at the intersection of faith and politics, that occupies, unbeknown to a lot of people, this significant portion of the public square,” he told Rolling Stone.
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The Family was founded in the 1930s, but after Doug Coe later took over, it became very discreet.
The group doesn’t have an official membership and is no stranger to changing its name over the course of years, including everything from the Fellowship Foundation to the National Leadership Council.
Because of their strong belief that they have been chosen by God, the group does whatever they can to keep each other in certain positions of power – and this apparently also includes who becomes the president of the United States.
- The Family is already available to stream on Netflix NOW
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