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Chloë Grace Moretz slams Boy, Erased: ‘Queer films should be made by queer people’

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Chloë Grace Moretz in Brain on Fire | Photo: Brain On Fire

Chloë Grace Moretz has criticized upcoming LGBTI-themed movie Boy, Erased, saying: ‘Queer films should be made be queer people.’

The actress stars in this year’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post. The film, about conversion therapy, is directed by Desiree Akhavan, who identifies as bisexual.

Boy, Erased, which stars Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and also Russell Crowe, explores the life of a boy subjected to conversion therapy. It is based on Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley.

It is directed by Joel Edgerton, who directed 2015’s The Gift. Egerton, also an actor, has starred in films such as 2017s It Comes at Night plus 2018’s Red Sparrow.

‘They want something that’s a pretty package’

Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, 21-year-old Chloe said: ‘Even though people want these movies to be told, they want these things to be said, they’re not backing it enough.

‘They’re still backing first and foremost the straight white man who is going to be putting out the movie that’s the safer bet.’

She furthermore added: ‘They want something that’s a pretty package, but that’s still tolerable and acceptable. And I think that’s unfair.’

Chloe of course plays the titular role of Cameron in the critically-acclaimed movie.

‘We didn’t cast all celebrities’

She added: ‘There’s another conversion therapy movie that’s coming out and you see how that was picked up by a major distributor, they are putting all the money behind it, and you start to compare it.’

Chloe furthermore continued: ‘This movie was directed by a bisexual woman of diversity, it has a very diverse cast and we didn’t cast all celebrities.

She also added: ‘You look at the other movie. That movie has distribution already. It’s going to come out, it’s going to be big. It’s written and directed by a white man, it’s shot through a straight male gaze. You just look at the discrepancy and that’s shocking.’

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