The Miseducation of Cameron Post (15)

The Miseducation of Cameron Post
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Told with wit, compassion, and a generosity of spirit, Desiree Akhavan's second feature is the story of Cameron Post, a typical American teen, who's sent to a gay conversion camp.

Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy centre that treats teens 'struggling with same-sex attraction.'

At the facility, Cameron is subjected to outlandish discipline, dubious 'de-gaying' methods, and earnest Christian rock songs—but this unusual setting also provides her with an unlikely gay community. For the first time, Cameron connects with peers, and she’s able to find her place among fellow outcasts.

Writer/director Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior) and co-writer Cecilia Frugiuele sensitively adapt Emily Danforth’s acclaimed eponymous coming-of-age novel and create a refreshingly original teen movie. 

US 2018 Dir Desiree Akhavan 91 min

This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is a classification for any film which is directed by a woman, and/or written by a woman.

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‘If John Hughes and Todd Haynes had a bastard love child, this would be their movie.‘
Desiree Akhavan, Director

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Podcast: Desiree Akhavan / The Miseducation of Cameron Post

We talk to Desiree Akhavan about The Miseducation of Cameron Post, the story of a high school student Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) sent to gay conversion therapy camp after her family catch her with another girl on prom night.

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