Whereas Episode four of HBO’s The Vow is admittedly a bit little bit of a filler episode, it does present some further context for NXIVM that we’re not sorry we have now. All through the course of “Constructing Character,” viewers get to listen to extra about DOS, the sex-slave subgroup of Keith Raniere’s multi-level advertising scheme and alleged cult.
Who’s Jane, and what occurred to her?
Filmmaker Jane opens as much as The Vow producers below the situation of anonymity, selecting to not be proven on digicam and for her voice to be altered. “I do not need to be outlined by the alternatives that I made,” she rationalizes, so it is sensible firstly when she is sitting together with her again dealing with the digicam. However curiously, we get to see her face little by little however all through the episode.
First, the cameras present her eyes, then the decrease half of her face, then they pan out to indicate her complete face. By the tip of her interview, it looks like anybody who knew “Jane” personally would have had no bother recognizing her; or, as Hillary Kelly advised Vulture, “By the tip of this episode I most likely may have sketched her myself.”
Jane’s story is as follows: The filmmaker was making a documentary about “Rachel,” a Black city farmer she shortly grew to become enamored and enchanted by. She explains the 2 developed a detailed connection and Rachel steered she be a part of her group, which was serving to her a lot together with her profession and life.
With out understanding anybody in NXIVM or understanding something concerning the group apart from the extraordinarily little Rachel had shared, Jane was principally fast-tracked to the women-only DOS group and handed over pictures, emails, and passwords as her required collateral.
Jane helps so as to add colour to the rituals between the slaves and masters in DOS that Sarah launched in earlier episodes. For instance, Jane explains why the ladies are ravenous themselves and meticulously counting energy, habits that Bonnie had talked about prior. It is as a result of dropping pounds is among the most measurable and discipline-producing objectives one can set for oneself when one begins off as a slave.
Who’s India Oxenberg?
The second girl we meet in “Constructing Character” is India Oxenberg, whose household is each Hollywood royalty and royalty-royalty. Truly, we meet her via her Malibu-based mom Catherine, an actress who starred on Dynasty and is enlisting Sarah and Nippy’s assist in getting her daughter out of the cult.
Jane involves know India as one in all her “aunties” within the DOS group, and whereas Jane managed to get out of the group, it appears like India continues to be — at the very least on the time of the filming — totally on the within of NXIVM, proscribing her caloric consumption, having intercourse (or, as they name it, “physique work”) with Keith, and sporting a sequence to represent the vow she’s taken. India additionally has the model and is happy with it.
Will she make it out of NXIVM? We hope The Vow exhibits us extra of her story when it returns to HBO subsequent Sunday at 10 p.m. ET.