Glenn Close Spent Her Childhood In a Terrifying Cult

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In this week's Hollywood Reporter, Glenn Close discusses the fascinating and sad childhood that she spent embedded in the the Moral Re-Armament, a religious cult lead by the "violently anti-intellectual and possibly homophobic evangelical fundamentalist" Frank Buchman:

"You basically weren't allowed to do anything, or you were made to feel guilty about any unnatural desire," [Close] says. "If you talk to anybody who was in a group that basically dictates how you're supposed to live and what you're supposed to say and how you're supposed to feel, from the time you're 7 till the time you're 22, it has a profound impact on you. It's something you have to [consciously overcome] because all of your trigger points are [wrong]."


The actress — who will soon appear on Broadway in A Delicate Balance — also talked about her father William Taliaferro Close, a doctor who spent years with Ebola patients in the Congo and served as the personal physician of dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.

Kinda like holding a mirror up to your own childhood, huh?

[ THR]

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God, Bono is such a fraud. The band reportedly got 100 million dollars out of Apple. Giving it to people was not the result of "a touch of generosity". Generosity would have been actually giving it away, for free, to whoever wanted it regardless of what brand of smart phone they know, like Radiohead did with In Rainbows ten years ago.

You just decided to become a highly paid jingle writer. Blow it out your ear, you self-important wanker.