This Sundance-winning adaptation of the coming-of-age novel of the same name sees a teenager (Chloë Grace Moretz) shipped off to a "conversion therapy" camp by an aunt appalled by her sexuality. Defying re-education - really, emotional abuse and brainwashing - Cameron finds friends amid the pressure to change their orientation.
"Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior) won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for her latest film, a moving comedy-drama set in a 'gay conversion' camp. 16-year-old Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz, Kick-Ass) is living with her born-again Evangelical aunt while secretly sleeping with the prom queen. When the girls are caught in the back of a car, Cameron is sent to God’s Promise, a Christian conversion therapy centre where teens are 'cured' of their homosexual attractions. It’s in this surreal setting that she forms a close bond with two friends, Jane (Sasha Lane, American Honey, Heart Beats Loud) and Adam (Forrest Goodluck, The Revenant)." (Sydney International Film Festival)
Grand Jury Prize for US Drama, Sundance Film Festival
2017Rating: M, Mature themes, sex scenes and coarse language90 minsUSA
The Miseducation of Cameron Post convincingly explores the banal cruelty of Evangelical gay conversion therapy and sincerely attempts to capture the swirling, contradictory feelings of a teenage girl caught up in it.