In case you haven’t seen the film and you somehow think that the following article will spoil it for you, stop reading right now. If you want to stop the dangerous cult religion of the 12 steps from continuing to thrive, keep reading (or come back after you’ve viewed the film). After all, A Star Is Born is just another film, but the 12 step cult religion is always harming people who deserve better.
It’s well-known that Bradley Cooper is a brainwashed stepper as are so many other people with power in the film industry. He made this film happen in every regard… for without him there would be no film.
His character opens the film following a gig, gulping alcohol in the backseat of his car and he immediately drains the bottle dry and asks the driver for more. The Gaga character is singing in a bar whom he meets when he jumps out of the car since he clearly needs his booze. That’s just the very beginning of this film. The very first scene of this film establishes his character as an “alcoholic.” It can only get worse from there, right!?!? Literally, this is the first 2 minutes of the film.
Finally, after he destroys her Grammy acceptance speech, he ends up in a 12 step cult rehab. He is labeled an “grateful/alcoholic/drug addict.” He comes home to her manager who reinforces the “powerless” character defects of the “alcoholic.” While she is on tour, he hangs himself in his garage – An all too common choice for stepper disciples – think Robin Williams – that is always blamed on the “disease” and never the real culprit, the 12 step cult religion. She forgives him for all he’s done due to his “disease.” And the beat goes on.
How many times does this have to happen before there is a link to the 12 step cult religion’s disempowering dogma rather than the victim with the fake-disease-hopelessness as the clear cause of these suicides? How many times? When will the filmmakers make the connection? When will this most dangerous cult religion be held to the fire? How many years will continue to go by without anyone exposing the truth about the pseudo-disease of addiction????
The answer, unfortunately, is probably NEVER. Thanks for letting me share. Keep coming back.