Based on the 2012 coming of age novel of the same name by Emily M. Danforth, The Miseducation Of Cameron Post is set in the early 1990s and stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Cameron, an orphaned teenage girl who makes out with the prom queen and is sent to a sexual conversion therapy camp by her conservative Aunt.
Directed by bisexual Iranian-American writer/directory Desiree Akhavan, the film won the prestigious Grand Jury Prize in the US Dramatic category at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and it is considered one of the most important films of 2018. Moretz told a press conference at Sundance that the filmmakers were all passionate about bringing awareness to the use of sexual conversion therapy in the United States.
"On behalf of the entire Cameron Post team we want to dedicate this to the LGBTQ survivors of sexual conversion therapy," she said.
"We just wanted to make this movie to shine a light onto the fact that it is only illegal in nine states out of the 50 states in this country to practice sexual conversion therapy."
The Miseducation Of Cameron Post hits US cinemas on August 2, Australian screens on August 30 and is released in the UK on August 31.