‘Teenage Exorcists’ Explain the Dangers of Sexually Transmitted Demons
Vice’s new documentary Teenage Exorcists follows three teen girls from Arizona who tour the world saving souls from “sexually transmitted demons.” Eighteen-year-old Brynne Larson and her friends Tess and Savannah Sherkenback (18 and 21 respectively) claim to be able to confront the demons lurking inside traumatised people and draw them out using nothing more than the odd cross and a few choice words.
Many of the people who the girls are “saving” are often drug addicts or victims of some kind of sexual trauma. As we see here the girls 100% believe what they are doing is real, no matter how crazy it sounds. But are the teenage exorcists really empowered by the Almighty, or merely by Brynne’s father, a failed televangelist named Reverend Bob?
Things we learn from the girls in this segment:
• “Satan can’t just go into anybody that he wants to. He has to have a legal right.”
• You can catch demons from having sex with prostitutes.
• You can catch demons from being sexually abused.
• Teen exorcists stay away from things like Harry Potter, witchcraft, violence, Twilight (mostly because the storyline is “not attractive at all”), really scary horror movies, and “sexual stuff.”
• The teen exorcists were “crushed” by the death of Margaret Thatcher. She was an inspiration.