Queer Vision 2018
Preview: The Miseducation of Cameron Post 15
We are delighted to bring you a very special preview of this Sundance-winning film - a poignant and compassionate story from director Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behaviour) - who sensitively adapts Emily Danforth’s acclaimed coming-of-age novel to create a refreshingly original teen movie.
Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high-school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy centre that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction”. Cameron is subjected to dubious “de-gaying” methods and earnest Christian rock songs – but this unusual setting also provides her with an unlikely gay community. For the first time, she connects with peers and is able to find her place among fellow kindred spirits.
Balancing inherent drama with understated humour, The Miseducation of Cameron Post looks at a teenage girl grappling with pain and loss who, at the same time, creates a family on her own terms and learns what it means to empower herself by having confidence in her own identity.