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Who are Miranda, Melanie Wilking?


The two sisters are featured in a Netflix documentary series now called “Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult.”

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The relationship between two sisters is explored in a new Netflix docuseries that focuses on a group of dancers and their church-affiliated talent management company, which some people claim is a cult.

‘Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult’ premiered this week on Netflix. Directed by Derek Doneen, the documentary series tells the story of Miranda Wilking and other dancers who were eventually associated with Los Angeles-based management company 7M Films under owner Robert Shinn.

Shinn is also a pastor at Shekinah Church and has previously been accused of controlling behavior.

Here’s what you need to know about the Wilking family and the documentary series.

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How to stream ‘Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult’

The three-part documentary series began streaming on Netflix on Wednesday, May 29 at 3 a.m. EDT.

What is ‘Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult’ about?

Here’s what the three-part documentary series is about, according to a synopsis from Netflix:

“A group of prominent TikTok dancers are trapped in a cult masquerading as a management company called 7M. Among them is Miranda Wilking, whose family is desperately trying to get their daughter out. While other dancers and former members escape and work to rebuild their lives. It is only when they come together to try to end the cycle of their abuser that the real healing begins.”

“Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult” also features testimonials from dancers and others who have left 7M Films.

This series is about exposing the wrongdoers and setting the record straight, all in the hopes of helping those still under the control of the church,” executive producer Jessica Acevedo told Netflix’s Tudum.

Who are Miranda and Melanie Wilking?

Part of the documentary series focused on sisters Miranda and Melanie Wilking, and their parents, Kelly and Dean.

Melanie Wilking is a creator with over 3.5 million followers on TikTok, whose content focuses primarily on dance and lifestyle videos. She married Austin Ekeler, a running back for the Washington Commanders, in Las Vegas in May.

Melanie, Kelly and Dean Wilking posted a video on social media in February 2022 saying they had not seen or heard from Miranda in over a year and that she was involved with a religious group, in what they called a “cult.” In the video, Melanie Wilking said she was initially part of the group and church, but had left the organization.

“These people have no control over their lives,” Melanie Wilking said in the video. Someone else controls their lives and they are all victims of this. It would be so easy to forget… if she stopped caring about us, but we know it’s not her.”

Who is Robert Shinn?

Shinn, the leader of the management company 7M Films and a pastor at Shekinah Church, is at the center of the allegations in the documentary series “Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult.”

The church was founded in 1994, according to a report from 7M Films.

In March, Aubrey Fisher-Greene, Kylie Douglas and Kevin “Konkrete” Davis joined four other complainants in suing Shinn, accusing him of running a “cult” and taking advantage of his followers, Rolling Stone reported. The recent additions are part of an ongoing lawsuit that began in 2022, with Shinn filing a complaint alleging that a former member had extorted and defamed him.

In a cross-complaint, Shinn is alleged to have exerted control over the lives of his church members in a variety of ways, from financial to health-related and more, Rolling Stone reported.

What is 7M Films?

Shinn reportedly founded 7M Films in 2021.

According to the company’s website, 7M Films, Inc. a Los Angeles-based talent management company that represents some of the top social media influencers in the world. Since 7M was founded in 2021, our customers’ collective social media following has grown. from 1.78 million to 10.42 million. 7M’s ​​customer base includes professional dancers, actors, models and music industry professionals.

A statement and only post on 7M’s Instagram said you “do not have to be a member of the Shekinah Church to be represented by 7M, nor do you have to be represented by 7M to be a member of the Shekinah Church. Any claims to the contrary are simply wrong.”

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