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