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Netflix’s next true crime is about FLDS – an abusive, polygamous Mormon cult

Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey will be out on 8th June

From serial killers to cults, Netflix has the monopoly on harrowing true crime documentaries. Its next limited series will be about a Texas-based religious sect, fuelled by bigamy, abuse and paedophillia.

Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey is directed by Rachel Dretzin, who also worked on Netflix’s 2020 series Who Killed Malcom X?

Previously unseen archive footage will show what life was like inside the cult, and the documentary will show the rise and fall of its leader – Warren Jeffs.

Netflix’s series will uncover the truth about this underreported cult

The unnamed cult was better known as a branch of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) – which is, in itself, a branch of Mormonism. It was based on the Yearning for Zion Ranch, in Eldorado, Texas.

Jeffs – who was at one time on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list – took control of the cult and called himself the “president and prophet.” Under the rules of the cult, he allowed himself 78 wives at the same time. Only 54 of these wives were over 17.

Now serving a life sentence for child sexual assault, Jeffs’ story will feature heavily in Netflix’s new series. However, the aim of the documentary is also to give a voice back to his victims. Some of the survivors speaking in the documentary married Jeffs when they were just 14.

This is the first high-profile series on the FLDS cult – and many people think it should’ve been done a long time ago.

Watch the trailer for Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey here:

Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey is available on Netflix from 8th June. For all the latest Netflix news, drops, quizzes and memes like The Holy Church of Netflix on Facebook. 

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