GAZE: The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Director: Desiree Akhavan
Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane
Release Date: Sat 04 Aug 2018
The illustrious Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance earlier this year – The Miseducation of Cameron Post maps out one teenage girl’s experience of being forced into a gay conversion therapy centre. Chloë Grace Moretz inhabits the role of Cameron Post with the quiet reflective observation of a girl caught in a decade that demanded we fix and exorcise desires and identities that needed ‘curing’. Her journey of self-discovery and that of her campmates mirror the unnecessary inner doubt and societal scrutiny LGBTQ teenagers endure to be their authentic selves.
Desiree Akhavan’s sophomore feature, after the 2014 GAZE audience favourite Appropriate Behavior, The Miseducation of Cameron Post has been described by the director as a cross between a John Hughes film and Todd Haynes’ Safe, and is certain to go down in the annals of coming-of-age cinema for the next generation.