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Conversion Therapy Drama ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ Wins Top Sundance Prize

The Sundance Film Festival awarded its grand jury prize, the festival’s top honor, to The Miseducation of Cameron Post, a movie about a teen forced into a gay conversion camp by an evangelical aunt, USA Today reports. The titular star is Chloe Grace-Moretz. The movie is based on the novel by Emily M. Danforth and also stars Tony winner John Gallagher Jr.

When the film won, Moretz dedicated the win to those who have been subjected to conversion therapy.

“On behalf of the entire Cameron Post team we want to dedicate this to the LGBTQ survivors of sexual conversion therapy. We just wanted to make this movie to shine a light on to the fact that it is only illegal in nine states out of the 50 states in this country to practice sexual conversion therapy,” Moretz said.

According to Today, the film currently has no US distributor or release date.

Last year, Sundance was the launching pad for queer-themed film Call Me By Your Name, which received a standing ovation after it aired.


Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew is a staff writer at INTO. His work has appeared in Mic, Slate and Complex. He loves "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Flannery O'Connor and female rappers and is working on a memoir.

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