Thursday, February 1, 2018

LGBT movie wins top prize at Sundance

A gay conversion drama, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, has won the grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival, the most influential award on the U.S. independent circuit.

Based on Emily Danforth’s acclaimed and controversial coming-of-age novel, the movie is directed by Desiree Akhavan who said she read the book in 2012 and loved it and her girlfriend at the time told here she had to adapt it into a film.

The film, which stars Chloë Grace Moretz (as Cameron Post) and American Honey's Sasha Lane, tells the story of teenagers in the 90s sent to a Christian gay conversion camp called "God's Promise."

“We want to dedicate this award to the LGBT survivors of sexual conversion therapy,” Moretz said in her acceptance speech. “We want this movie to shine a light on the fact that it is only illegal in nine states out of the 50 to practice sexual conversion therapy,” she added.

Unfortunately, the film has not been picked up for distribution, and there’s no confirmed release date.

Anyway, congrats to the crew!

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