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Queer-Themed The Miseducation of Cameron Post Wins Big at Sundance

Queer-Themed The Miseducation of Cameron Post Wins Big at Sundance

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The film that stars Chloe Grace Moretz as a '90s-era teen sent to conversion therapy took the festival's top prize. 

The film based on Emily M. Danforth's beloved 2012 YA novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post, about an early '90s era queer teen whose evangelical aunt ships her off to conversion therapy, took the top prize at Sundance on Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Appropriate Behavior's out director Desiree Akhavan directed the film that stars Chloe Grace Moretz as Cameron, American Honey's Sasha Lane, Emily Skeggs (Fun Home, When We Rise), Jennifer Ehle, and John Gallagher Jr.

Oscar nominee for The Shape of Water and Sundance jury member Octavia Spencer said while presenting the film with the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize that "It effortlessly displayed and represented a broad array of society struggling for acceptance."

Moretz, an ardent LGBT ally has spoken passionately about the importance of telling stories about queer people and of highlighting the dangers of conversion therapy, which she has pointed out Mike Pence supports, throughout Sundance's 10-day festival.

Following the film's win, Moretz said, "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."

The film has not yet received distribution.

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