2017 - USA - 90 MINUTES - COLOUR
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY DESIREE AKHAVAN
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY EMILY M. DANFORTH
FEATURING: CHLOË GRACE MORETZ, SASHA LANE, FORREST GOODLUCK, JOHN GALLAGHER JR., JENNIFER EHLE

Based on the celebrated novel by Emily M. Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows the titular character (Moretz) as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night. Run by the strict and severe Dr. Lydia Marsh (Ehle) and her brother, Reverend Rick (Gallagher Jr.)—himself an example of how those in the program can be “cured”—the center is built upon repenting for “same sex attraction.” In the face of intolerance and denial, Cameron meets a group of fellow sinners including the amputee stoner Jane (Lane), and her friend, the Lakota Two-Spirit, Adam (Goodluck). Together, this group of teenagers form an unlikely family and fight to survive.

 
 

Explores the Quiet Torture of Gay Conversion Therapy
Conversion therapy is still legal in 41 states, despite being deeply unethical and pseudoscientific. - Vice

Chloë Grace Moretz Says ‘Queer Movies Should Be Created By Queer People’ - ET Canada

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Director Desiree Akhavan Talks ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ - Reel Roundup

Sasha Lane combines insouciance with soulful eyes as the rebellious Jane Fonda and Forrest Goodluck demonstrates poise and spirit as Indigenous American Adam Red Eagle. There are occasional moments of irony and humour with Emily Skeggs providing some comic relief as Cameron’s converted (but conflicted) roommate Erin. Owen Campbell’s tortured performance as effeminate Mark is sure to put a lump in your throat. - Toronto Star

"Even when tackling the prejudices forced upon teenagers trying to grow up in a difficult world, there is almost an optimism to this film that’s admirable." - The Scene Magazine

Chloë Grace Moretz Thought Acting Was Too Much Fun to Be a Real Career - Wealth Simple

"It’s very real and still happening. The film’s set in the 90’s but it’s very current." - What She Said

"...we were all in it together to create this realistic environment. I think it really paid off because you get a really intimate look at everything in the film." - Brief Take

"It was like a John Hughes film, except queer. It was the only honest story of sexual coming-of-age from a woman’s perspective that I’ve never read." - Let the Movie Move Us

"Much of lead Chloe Grace Moretz's performance — one of her strongest to date — exists in her gaze..." - Justine Smith

"... a powerful told tale of the triumph of the individual spirit over evil." - AfroToronto

"Actress Chloe Grace Moretz says her new movie, “The Miseducation Of Cameron Post” hit close to home..." - ET Canada

" The Miseducation of Cameron Post is set in 1993, a quarter-century ago, yet it feels current." -Nsnews.ca

"Over the course of our conversation, Forrest reveals himself a socially conscious and committed performer." - Planet S Magazine

"We wanted Cameron to be powerful, and we wanted the images to reflect that. Desiree really wanted it to always be on the kids’ level. Whenever you’re watching them, you feel like you’re part of the disciple group. We never shot from crazy high or low angles. The way the lens views the world is like their great equalizer. And that felt important for being on Cameron’s team. There’s no drone shots. It feels very personal." - Seventh Row

"Influenced by the Zach Stark controversy, where a young boy was sent to a conversion camp after coming out to his parents, The Miseducation of Cameron Post will be a dramatic queer flick worth watching." - Homoculture

"Chloë Grace Moretz whisks the gay away in The Miseducation of Cameron Post" - The Georgia Straight