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Horrified viewers of ‘super f*cked’ TikTok ‘cult’ documentary can’t believe ‘the things people do for religion’

Horrified viewers of ‘super f*cked’ TikTok ‘cult’ documentary can’t believe ‘the things people do for religion’

The new Netflix documentary is already one of the top shows in the UK

Netflix is consistently dropping absolute bangers for us to get completely hooked on or totally shook by.

And among its controversial series and true-story based shows, is the huge number of documentaries. From docs about murderers to ones that look into scandalous dating site hacks, there is of course the whole category that look into ‘cults’.

Released only last week, Netflix’s latest cult documentary is currently the number two top TV show in the UK.

And horrified viewers of the ‘super f*cked’ TikTok doc can’t believe the ‘things people do for religion’.

Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult landed on the streaming site on 29 May with three episodes looking into a group of prominent dancers from the app who were ‘trapped in a cult masquerading as a management company’.

The series looks at Miranda Wilking, once part of the dancing-duo The Wilking Sisters. Her family ‘is desperately trying to get [her] out’.

“As other dancers and former members escape and work to rebuild their lives, it isn’t until they come together to try and put a stop to the cycle of their abuser that the real healing begins,” Netflix describes.

The docu-series exposes the ‘diabolical tactics used by cult-like organisations to exert control over people’ as well as how far families will go to protect those they love.

The documentary features dancers speaking out against it. (Netflix)
The documentary features dancers speaking out against it. (Netflix)

During the series, viewers learn how dancers ended up in LA-based 7M Films management company, owned by pastor Robert Shinn.

Miranda is reportedly still ‘ensconced in 7M’ and previously released a statement that she is ‘not held against [her] will and [has] never been a hostage’.

Director Derek Doneen told Tudum: “I think audiences will be surprised by how easily regular people can get sucked into cult-like groups and how devastating the impact can be on families, friends, and communities.”

And horrified viewers on X wrote: “What thee actual f**k. If your denomination prevents you from seeing your family or families break up due to principles that they teach, you're most likely in a cult.”

Viewers were left angry and upset. (Netflix)
Viewers were left angry and upset. (Netflix)

Another wrote: “No spoilers, I need to finish it, but I want to cry. The things people do for religion.”

Others said ‘everyone needs to watch this s**t’ as some call it ‘super f**ked’.

Many echoed: “Y’all please watch Dancing with the Devil on Netflix it’s really good. I just don’t understand how ppl can be so brainwashed.”

Some say it’s ‘absolutely infuriating’ to watch as one put: “The sheer amount of abuse that’s been inflicted under the guise of religion is staggering. These cult leaders are evil. So evil.”

A spokesperson for 7M Films and Robert Shinn previously told the Daily Mail: “The false and sensational allegations about 7M stem directly from a dispute between 7M-represented dancer Miranda Derrick and her estranged family.

“Despite her family's claims, Miranda is a successful businesswoman and a loving wife and daughter who cares very much about her family. It is pathetic and contemptible to try to turn her private family matters into a tawdry public scandal for clicks and clout.

“While the recent portrayals of Dr Robert Shinn and 7M Films have been wildly offensive and riddled with inaccuracies, those false claims will not deter 7M from supporting Miranda in whichever endeavours she chooses to pursue next.”

You can watch Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult on Netflix.

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Topics: Netflix, Documentaries, TikTok, TV and Film