The Consequences of Childhood Expliotation
The exploitation harming children not associated with the cultic experience can help us understand the impact to those who are swallowed up when their parents join.
This boy's life was ruined by a famous director who converted him to merchandise and a personal distraction from his own unhappiness;
"The catharsis and, maybe, a modicum of healing Andrésen seems to achieve through his eventual candor is powerful. The initial framing here may be that of celebrity and a child star, but it’s a universal question that some of us, including Andrésen, have difficulty answering: Who are you when you don’t have access to yourself?"