This should be a treat!
They are making a movie about L. Ron Hubbard — no doubt to accompany a thorough drenching in Shermanspeak for the March 13 extravaganza.
And it appears that this latest hagiography is going to focus on making Mr. Hubbard “hip” (after all, scientology IS the coolest religion on earth – it says so right on the t-shirts) by associating him with Jack Kerouac and Alan Ginsberg. Whoever Ian McBean was doesn’t even rate a Wiki page — I seem to recall Hubbard talking about some guy who was a British spy in China or something who taught him all sorts of amazing things. But wait, the third name always mentioned with Kerouac and Ginsberg is William S Burroughs. Of course, he will not be mentioned because of his famous falling out with Hubbard. You can bet they will not mention Sara Northrup either – just like they erased her from the photo above.
These attempts at both sanitizing and hopelessly gilding Hubbard’s biography have been the cause of many problems for scientology — not just with individuals who become sorely disillusioned when they find the truth (most often reading Barefaced Messiah) but also with media (see the Lawrence Wright story and how he began his book Going Clear). But despite that, they persist.
But it is a little troubling that they are only paying $100 to $300 for “Ron” and everyone else starts at $200? Wow, that’s a cheap “Ron” they are doing….
And just for fun, here is another notice.
These guys are the big time. $500 per day.
They don’t want any ACTUAL Narconon or VM people, they want an actor so they won’t will not have to reshoot the film when they declare them. Virtually EVERY scientology film has had to be shot due to “SP’s” in the films. From Dan Koon and many others in TR 0-4, to Jason Beghe in many tech films and Larry Anderson in Orientation (and other tech films), this has been a terrible problem.
And that simple fact alone should tell you a great deal about scientology. It’s leading lights and public faces, sooner or later become persona non grata. It is not a matter of IF, only a matter of WHEN. A historical truth that stretches all the way back to Dr. Winter and Don Purcell, two of the original mainstays of Dianetics who became hated “enemies” when LRH decided they were no longer “for” him but were “agin.”