AceShowbiz - Chloe Moretz is giving a lesson on acceptance in the first official trailer of "The Miseducation of Cameron Post". A critic darling at Sundance Film Festival, the movie follows a young lesbian, Cameron Post (Moretz), who is sent to a gay conversion therapy camp after she is caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night.
Someone at the Christian camp, which is called God's Promise, tells Cameron that she is "at an age where you are especially vulnerable to evil." In another scene, a female therapist tells her that same-sex attraction is a sin.
Cameron clearly doesn't fit with the place. "Couldn't we just walk off?" she asks, as she befriends fellow camp-goers Adam and Jane, played by Forrest Goodluck and Sasha Lane respectively, who also don't have a choice but to join the camp.
"F**k this place. I'm tired of feeling disgusted with myself," Cameron says in another scene, as the video also offers glimpses of her romantic relationship with her girlfriend.
According to the official synopsis, "Run by the strict and severe Dr. Lydia Marsh (Jennifer Ehle) and her brother, Reverend Rick (John Gallagher Jr.)-himself an example of how those in the program can be "cured"-the center is built upon repenting for "same sex attraction." In the face of intolerance and denial, Cameron meets a group of fellow sinners including the amputee stoner Jane, and her friend, the Lakota Two-Spirit, Adam. Together, this group of teenagers form an unlikely family as they fight to survive."
"The Miseducation of Cameron Post" is based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Emily M. Danforth. Danforth said the book was influenced by the 2005 Zach Stark controversy, where teenager Zach Stark was sent to a de-gaying camp run by Love In Action after coming out to his parents.
Desiree Akhavan directed and co-wrote the script with Cecilia Frugiuele. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 22 and won the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Drama. The movie is set to be released in select U.S. theaters on August 3.