The Sundance darling stars Chloe Grace Moretz as a lesbian high schooler who gets sent against her will to a gay conversion camp where she finds a sort of community among the misfit teens, and a bid at discovering her own identity. Simply judging by how our media now "understands" institutions as heinous as gay conversion therapy camps is evocative of how the conversation's improved. The film is directed by Desiree Akhavan and based on a novel of the same name by Emily Danforth.
From writer/director Desiree Akhavan and based on the celebrated novel by Emily M. Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a vehicle on prom night. In the face of intolerance and denial, Cameron meets a group of fellow sinners including the amputee stoner Jane (Sasha Lane), and her friend, the Lakota Two-Spirit, Adam (Forrest Goodluck).
Having caught the film at Tribeca myself, I am in total agreement with Siddhant's review. The cast includes Jennifer Ehle, Quinn Shephard, Sasha Lane, Marin Ireland, John Gallagher Jr. The movie-which nabbed the Grand Jury Prize for Drama at Sundance earlier this year-follows Chloë Grace Moretz's Cameron Post on a coming-of-age journey into God's Promise gay conversion therapy center in the summer of 1993. FilmRise has finally released the first official USA trailer for The Miseducation of Cameron Post, the latest from talented filmmaker Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior), adapted from Emily M. Danforth's celebrated novel.
"Your struggle is with the sin of same-sex attraction", the unctuous Dr. Lydia Marsh (Jennifer Ehle) tells Cameron.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post opens on August 3.