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Duggar Family Secrets EXPOSED In New Prime Video Docuseries

And some of the girls speak up!! Naturally, famewhore cousin Amy gets her two cents in as well.

Jill Duggar, makes an appearance in the Amazon docuseries, saying in a trailer clip that "there's a story that's going to be told and I'd rather be the one telling it."

"Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets," which premieres on June 2 on Prime Video, promises to unveil the "real story" of what happened behind the scenes of the family's life on reality TV.

"As details of the family and their scandals unfold, we realize they're part of an insidious, much-larger threat already in motion, with democracy itself in peril," the description for the trailer says.

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by Anonymousreply 54June 5, 2023 6:29 AM

All the Duggar fans on the reddit snark page must be giddy.

by Anonymousreply 1May 24, 2023 8:01 AM

I wonder what ability the Duggar kids have to sue the production company since these people were around them enough to have a good idea as to what what going on, but rather than calling them out, they kept the Duggar grift going. Medical professionals & teachers are legally obligated to report suspected abuse - does that apply to film crews?

by Anonymousreply 2June 2, 2023 4:55 PM

It should but people play dumb.

by Anonymousreply 3June 2, 2023 8:55 PM

The same corporation that airs these bullshit programs is the same corporation that owns CNN and aired the Trump "Town Hall" travesty several weeks ago.

Is it any wonder?

by Anonymousreply 4June 2, 2023 8:59 PM

Anyone watching? Is it good?

by Anonymousreply 5June 3, 2023 1:38 AM

It is good insofar as it’s downright scary. The Duggars are kind of the sideshow. The main attraction is this IBPL cult group. They have long range plans ( think generational) to take over. Judiciary. Regional elections. Representatives. They are organized and frightening. Watch. Would love to hear your views.

by Anonymousreply 6June 3, 2023 1:45 AM

I watched the first two episode. It’s very well done and fascinating. I knew little around these weirdos apart from the fact that one of the sons molested his sisters.

The documentary digs into very disturbing stuff and interviews one of the Duggars molested plus other family members and members of the creep church they belong to. The parents truly are awful.

And Discovery Channel kept promoting these whackos after the son convicted for kiddie porn

by Anonymousreply 7June 3, 2023 1:50 AM

Keep watching R7. The Duggars are the stepping off point.

by Anonymousreply 8June 3, 2023 1:53 AM

A patriarchal cult where sexual abuse is rampant and its always the girl's fault, evil 10 yo temptress.

by Anonymousreply 9June 3, 2023 1:57 AM

It's interesting, but I'm three episodes in and it's very repetitive. Could have been two episodes instead of four.

by Anonymousreply 10June 3, 2023 3:33 AM

The 4th episode is where the scary cult is made clear.

by Anonymousreply 11June 3, 2023 3:39 PM

I watch a lot of documentaries… this is a good one. Great interview subjects, well structured, meaningful content. It’s chilling and highly believable.

by Anonymousreply 12June 3, 2023 5:20 PM

[quote] It is good insofar as it’s downright scary. The Duggars are kind of the sideshow. The main attraction is this IBPL cult group. They have long range plans ( think generational) to take over. Judiciary. Regional elections. Representatives

Except they always present so freakishly they turn off more mainstream voters. The Duggar dad ran for office at least once with all 200 of his children supporting him at rallies and he looked like a side show freak. Someone who should maybe think about wearing a condom now and again. It was unseemly. If they don’t have hundreds of children per family they all dress alike and groom themselves alike. They look like cult members.

by Anonymousreply 13June 3, 2023 5:58 PM

Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets. WOW. WATCH.

And these “people” want to rule America. All these organized churches. All these religions. ALL RUN BY MEN. All rapes of children. Younger the better. Wife beatings. Children beatings. All about MONEY!!!!! These Men only want power and money. Catholics Protestants Baptists Fundies/Fundamentalist Scienceotology Hindus Muslims Jews Buddhist Amish Mormon Etc

All run by Men. And all abusing children, raping children. Money. I will never understand being involved with ANY churches. I don’t need anyone telling me how I should use my faith. I don’t need a church.

by Anonymousreply 14June 3, 2023 8:18 PM

The craziest part to me was their leader, Bill Gothard, gives sermon after sermon, writes book after (self published) book on how important it is to get married and have tons of children for God's army. He has rules on how children should be raised, on how wives should be treated...and this kook has never, in his eighty plus years, even been married.

by Anonymousreply 15June 3, 2023 8:34 PM

Why buy the cow?

by Anonymousreply 16June 3, 2023 8:37 PM

OMG, I didn't know Gothard was never married! How did he manage not to have his own personal slave? Twisted as his thinking is, maybe he thought he'd be committing adultery by sexually abusing all those women and girls

by Anonymousreply 17June 3, 2023 11:03 PM

There was an old episode of Dateline NBC on the other night about Warren Jeffets and his father and how they operated.

If you're interested in the M.O. of these old pervs, I highly recommend it.

by Anonymousreply 18June 3, 2023 11:16 PM

Warren Jeffs' face just says "pervert," IMO.

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by Anonymousreply 19June 3, 2023 11:27 PM

Two episodes in and I am fascinated by Michelle Duggar, who's not at all the meek helpmeet she presents herself to be. Under the affected baby-girl voice is pure steel.

And I can't be the only one who thinks Bill Gothard is gay.

by Anonymousreply 20June 3, 2023 11:28 PM

I can't stand Michelle Duggar's voice. Ugh. Sickening.

by Anonymousreply 21June 3, 2023 11:44 PM

Gothard seems like a straight freak into young girls.

by Anonymousreply 22June 3, 2023 11:46 PM

R19, wonder what that plastic looking face of Jeff's looks like now? The big boys in the Big House will have had a ball with Jeff's too, 'cos as we know they hate 'Rock spiders'!

by Anonymousreply 23June 3, 2023 11:58 PM

2019 photo of Warren Jeffs, having a contact jail visit with one of his daughters.

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by Anonymousreply 24June 4, 2023 12:30 AM

Warren Jeffs' youngest wife, 12 years old.

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by Anonymousreply 25June 4, 2023 12:32 AM

[quote]Bill Gothard, gives sermon after sermon, writes book after (self published) book on how important it is to get married and have tons of children for God's army...and this kook has never, in his eighty plus years, even been married.

I guess he's a Lonely Gothard.

by Anonymousreply 26June 4, 2023 12:42 AM

That's horrifying, r24. She looks like a scared automaton. He probably goes back to his cell and rubs one out.

I really miss the Dominiom Wackiness Troll. I wonder what happened to him. At least Dominionists don't sound as depraved as the Gothard cult.

by Anonymousreply 27June 4, 2023 12:49 AM

Shiny happy people 🎶

by Anonymousreply 28June 4, 2023 12:57 AM

Love you, R26!

by Anonymousreply 29June 4, 2023 1:37 AM

I'm on Season 1, episode 3 or so. I've been fast-forwarding quite a bit. Anyway, it is weird that Gothard never got married and had children. He does appear to be hetero in that he seems to have only sexually harassed girls and very young women.

People are so lost and stupid. They need to abrogate their decision-making powers to obvious charlatans.

by Anonymousreply 30June 4, 2023 6:16 PM

Free Jinger!

by Anonymousreply 31June 4, 2023 6:34 PM

There's one sister who people don't seem to like. Which one is it and why?

Also, Jim Bob was making something like $800,000 per season. Jill Duggar said that she worked on the reality shows for 7 years of her *adult* life and never got paid. She went to TLC and they said: go talk to Jim Bob. Jim Bob ended up paying them minimum wage for their work.

by Anonymousreply 32June 4, 2023 6:42 PM

That nutty family is the darling of the MAGA land voters. scary !

by Anonymousreply 33June 4, 2023 6:44 PM

There was some footage, I think in the second episode, of some old guy (not Gothard) onstage at a conference using a young boy to help him demonstrate how to spank and "bless" a child at the same time. The kid was volunteered by his mother. He laid that kid face-down across his lap and repeatedly pantomimed spanking him while telling him various things about behaving and growing up to be a good man, then stood him up and asked for a hug for the formal reconciliation. (All this was him playing the role of the father and the kid playing the role of the son who needed discipline.)

The most horrible part was after the hug, when the man laughingly said to the audience that he didn't think the child "meant" the hug enough and told him to do it again. The kid throws himself at the guy and puts his arms around his neck, and the guy is amused, like, "Whoa! Easy there, fella!"

Imagine the psychological effect of that performance on the boy. You have to hug your abuser, and you have to act like you mean it, and the abuser is the judge of it.

by Anonymousreply 34June 4, 2023 7:07 PM

WHET to the Dominion Wackiness Troll? He always had good stuff about these freaks.

by Anonymousreply 35June 4, 2023 7:09 PM

Can't these assholes quit selling themselves and go back to Arkansas with the rest of the trash?

by Anonymousreply 36June 4, 2023 7:16 PM

$800K a year and JB had his home declared a church to lower his tax burden. A good idea for another documentary might be following the Duggar kids through the process of filing a lawsuit for back wages.

What do the boys 18 or older do for a living? They have limited educations. When Josh screwed the pooch in the Ashley Madison scandal and lost his position with the Family Research Council, he wound up at a shitty used car lot.

by Anonymousreply 37June 4, 2023 7:25 PM

R37 What braindead cocksuckers at the IRS allowed him to declare his home a church?

Are these the same cowards who let Scientology, Inc. pretend it's a church?

by Anonymousreply 38June 4, 2023 7:27 PM

[quote] There's one sister who people don't seem to like. Which one is it and why?

Jessa I think is her name is. She’s hated because she’s a cold mean bitch. I only watched a few episodes and that was obvious.

by Anonymousreply 39June 4, 2023 7:54 PM

PS I wanted to add that she has fully internalized the message that women are meant to be brood mares and is living accordingly, but she never came across as liking children that much.

by Anonymousreply 40June 4, 2023 7:58 PM

Here's a big explanatory post about Gothard from 2014, by which time dozens of women had come forward with stories about his abuse. They were undoubtedly just the tip of the iceberg.

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by Anonymousreply 41June 4, 2023 8:04 PM

I was so impressed with the women who got out of that church and built their lives from scratch.

And the fat guy who dressed all in black had a sarcastic edge to him — I have the feeling he's now an atheist who plays Dungeons & Dragons and has some gay friends.

by Anonymousreply 42June 4, 2023 8:04 PM

[quote] When Josh screwed the pooch in the Ashley Madison scandal

Pooch? As in Josh stuck his dick into an actual dog (animal)?

by Anonymousreply 43June 4, 2023 8:36 PM

Not a brown face in those Gothard seminars.

by Anonymousreply 44June 4, 2023 11:15 PM

Just finished the documentary. It was pretty good and definitely worth the three and a half hours or so. I never watched the reality series because I found the family weird and annoying. A few thoughts.

Everything about this -- from the Duggar family itself to Bill Gothard to Josh being a pedo -- was/is totally fucked up. The family being held up as an example of "good Christian values" tells you how much of a shitshow modern Christianity is.

Jim Bob (stupid name) is a truly ugly man with his helmet hair, too small eyes and permanent toothy smile.

Michelle looks dead behind the eyes. Her body language when Jim Bob speaks to a crowd tells you everything: she's totally focused on him because she's been brainwashed to believe her entire life revolves around him.

Even without the allegations, I could tell Bill Gothard was a creepy old pervert. He probably encouraged -- if not outright told -- Josh to molest his sisters. Anna Duggar, Josh's wife, has the same vacant look in her eyes as Michelle.

Is the Duggar reality franchise dead? I certainly hope so.

by Anonymousreply 45June 4, 2023 11:32 PM

Jim Bob wears a wig or a piece.

by Anonymousreply 46June 4, 2023 11:36 PM

Jill’s husband is both extremely ugly and extremely sexy.

by Anonymousreply 47June 4, 2023 11:38 PM

[quote]Jill’s husband is both extremely ugly and extremely sexy.

Yeah, he's pretty much the embodiment of jolie laide.

by Anonymousreply 48June 5, 2023 12:10 AM

I can't stand that soft, baby voice of Michelle's.

by Anonymousreply 49June 5, 2023 12:20 AM

I was watching the first three episodes through Freevee, but Amazon took it away for the fourth. Rats.

by Anonymousreply 50June 5, 2023 12:31 AM

R38 - I've heard it repeated here a number of times. Reddit users are mixed about the topic.

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by Anonymousreply 51June 5, 2023 12:41 AM

I think it's scary how shameless and aggressive they are about running for government at every level. Even the few that eventually squeeze through is terrifying.

by Anonymousreply 52June 5, 2023 5:45 AM

SCOTUS is the ultimate goal, it seems. And it has worked. Roe got toppled.

by Anonymousreply 53June 5, 2023 5:55 AM

By Catholics, r53.

by Anonymousreply 54June 5, 2023 6:29 AM
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