First Trailer for Desiree Akhavan's 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post'
"I'm tired of feeling disgusted with myself." FilmRise has finally released the first official US trailer for The Miseducation of Cameron Post, the latest from talented filmmaker Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior), adapted from Emily M. Danforth's celebrated novel. This film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, where it won the top Grand Jury Prize, even though it received mostly mediocre reviews. Chloë Grace Moretz stars in this as Cameron Post, a girl who is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after she is found kissing another girl. There she befriends the other kids and figures out how to live her own life, even though they're trying hard to help her "pray away the gay". The cast includes Jennifer Ehle, Quinn Shephard, Sasha Lane, Marin Ireland, John Gallagher Jr., Owen Campbell, Kerry Butler, Forrest Goodluck, and Steven Hauck. I saw this at Sundance and unfortunately I was quite let down, I really wish it was better than it is. Perhaps it will still connect with a few viewers out there. Check it.
Official US trailer (+ posters) for Desiree Akhavan's The Miseducation of Cameron Post, on YouTube:
The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night. 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 (Sasha Lane), and her friend, the Lakota Two-Spirit, Adam (Forrest Goodluck). Together, this group of teenagers form an unlikely family as they fight to survive. The Miseducation of Cameron Post is directed by American filmmaker Desiree Akhavan, her second feature film after Appropriate Behavior previously as well as some TV work. The screenplay is written by Desiree Akhavan and Cecilia Frugiuele; adapted from Emily M. Danforth's novel of the same name. The film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, where it won the Grand Jury Prize. FilmRise will release The Miseducation of Cameron Post in select theaters starting August 3rd this summer. Anyone interested?
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
Looks pretty dark.
DAVIDPD on Jul 10, 2018
Looks pretty tasteless, like it's trying to say something but in fact there is nothing in it to say ...
shiboleth on Jul 10, 2018
Well, I might have stated it wrong, Bo. No, I have no problem with the idea, but it looks like a bad way of doing it. Somehow, I have a problem with the form, not with the content itself. So, everything you've said is quite ok and acceptable, but I think we don't see enough vigor in showing the mechanisms of control that you were describing. And of course, I have no problem with sexual attraction between same sex/gender people (especially since I have friends among them), but the way of expressing it looks like it has only a will to present a bit of provocative subject, but without the real interest. And yes, I'm not very fond of the leading actress (although, she's young, so she still might have the time to prove herself). It looks like creators of this thought that only thing needed is to have a brave subject and everything else is going to work out by itself. I don't know, on the other side, I may be too demanding and you might be right. We'll have to see it to know it. Cheers Bo ...
shiboleth on Jul 11, 2018
Still, I hope you'll get the chance to see it, Bo. It might be an interesting viewing, if nothing else. As for the English language, I'm trying to do better every time. And I'm glad it shows. At least, up to some point... Cheers ...
shiboleth on Jul 11, 2018
Chloe Grace Moretz is a good actor, it's seems she's having a hard time finding her "breakout" role...who knows, this might be it...
kitano0 on Jul 10, 2018
Dr.Ahsveros on Jul 12, 2018
I've notice that most "actresses" these days refer to themselves as "actors". Do you refer to yourself as "grammar cop?"
kitano0 on Jul 12, 2018
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