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Nip/Tuck tackles Scientology

by Michael Canfield, posted Oct 2nd 2006 6:28PM
Kelly Carlson as Nip/Tuck writers are running a storyline about Scientology. Creator Ryan Murphy says he's curious about it and not just planning to go this way just for the publicity or the controversy. Too late. Anything involving Scientology becomes controversial. This story arc also happens to include Brooke Shields who bore the brunt of Tom Cruise's anti-psychiatry rants during the year of his melt down. Shields plays a doctor will play a shrink. Just a coincidence says Murphy, who feels Brooks Shields seems "psychiatristy" to him.

It looks like they will be using Scientology pretty extensively, with Kimber and Matt taking long saunas together and "auditing" each other. Nip/Tuck will explore the way people might use a belief system the way plastic surgery is used, and try to open up a religion that's name and celebrity followers is known, but which keeps a lot of its beliefs and rituals secret. Seems a logical step for the series, Matt is one of the most confused characters in the history of original cable series, always looking for an answer in some new extreme way. Kimber and Christian aren't far behind.

[via Defamer]

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Thanks for the update.

I hear Sean is going to cheat on Julia this season too.

October 02 2006 at 9:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Seeing how Nip is about to show episode 4 of the new season, THIS IS OLD NEWS. Brooke has already been on the show as the new HEAD doctor. And Christain has had her over the desk already.

October 02 2006 at 7:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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