Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets Premieres June 2 on Prime Video
dark side of infamy Duggar Family An explosive new Prime Video documentary is set to be exposed—and PEOPLE has the exclusive first look.
narrow range, Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets, aims to go beneath the surface as it explores the troubled relationship of an entire family to the Institute in Basic Life Principles, a fundamentalist religious organization. In doing so, it reveals how the organization has shaped — and negatively influenced — the once-beloved TLC brood, which has since experienced a series of controversial scandals,
In PEOPLE's exclusive look at the first trailer, a man claims: “world domination was the goal.”
A woman then alleged, “IBLP teachings are not Christianity.” “They are something completely different.”
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trailer finally teases Jill (Duggar) Dillard, derrick dillard And Amy (Duggar) Kinginvolvement of
“There's a story that deserves to be told,” says Jill, 31. “And I'll be the one to tell it.”
Reflecting on her upbringing, Jill says of her family: “As early as I can remember, we were part of the IBLP.”
More allegations fly throughout the trailer, as one man alleges that IBLP founder Bill Gotthard “turned every father into a cult leader and every home into an island.”
At one point, a woman compares her experience within the organization to Hulu's acclaimed handmaid's tale The series, which sees women being subjugated in extreme ways.
Another woman alleges that “the institute breeds petty predators.” After that, a news announcer speaks about the Duggars' “dark family secret” involving Jill's brother, josh duggar,
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35 years old pleaded guilty of knowingly receiving and possessing child pornography in December 2021. Earlier, Josh admitted in a police report that he molested four Jen Dus when they were between the ages of 12 and 15. Two of the victims were his sisters, Jill and. Jessa (Duggar) Seewald,
“It's like a symbol of evil,” says one woman. “Thinking about the girls breaks my heart.”
Despite the treachery within the family, the documentary declares that “this is much bigger than the Duggars.”
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Another woman alleges that the IBLP is “playing the long game” in hopes of getting children within the dedicated base “training in political engagement” to get them prominent roles in office. (As some may recall, the patriarch of the Duggar family jim bob duggar previously served in the Arkansas House of Representatives and later many failed attempts seeking high office.)
A different woman says, “Bright, happy images are sugar, and we're all high on it.” “They were deceiving all of us.”
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Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets Will premiere on June 2 on Prime Video.
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