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Chloë Grace Moretz is coming out with a docuseries about conversion therapy

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Chloë Grace Moretz | Photo: YouTube/The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Actor Chloë Grace Moretz — who stars in the conversion therapy movie The Miseducation of Cameron Post — found motivation within the movie to take action herself.

She revealed in an interview with PinkNews she sold a docuseries about the harmful practice to a ‘major company’.

‘Doing research for this film, I was unaware of the modernity of the issue of gay conversion in America,’ she said. ‘It’s a silent epidemic that, now more than ever, especially under our administration, is growing in traction.’

Moretz further said the movie ‘started something within me’ and led her to the docuseries.

In it, she explained: ‘My mother, my brother and I are going to be going into these camps in America and exposing the realities [of gay conversion therapy].’

The harmful realities

Based on the novel of the same name by Emily M. Danforth, Miseducation focuses on Cameron. She’s a young teen girl sent to conversion camp after being caught with another girl on prom night.

While more and more states in the US are banning the practice on minors, it still remains a terrifying reality for many.

Conversion therapy is the act of trying to change someone’s sexuality via psychotherapy and/or spiritual and religious means.

Today, many people — including this student from Florida, and another in New York — are sent to these camps against their wills.

Miseducation is not the only conversion therapy movie coming out this fall. Boy, Erased, directed by Joel Edgerton, is based on a true story. It follows a teen boy at a camp after his parents send him there.

It stars Lucas Hedges, who recently revealed he’s not totally straight, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and singer Troye Sivan. Moretz has voiced her concerns with the film and its makers.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post is currently out in theaters in the US.

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