Jared is the son of a small-town Baptist pastor who gets outed to his parents at age 19. He’s soon faced with an ultimatum, attend a gay conversion therapy program or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends and faith.
A heartbreaking reality for many in the LGBT community, Boy Erased was also a celebration of the domino effect to show how much we have grown, changed, and still need to work on as a society.
This film was hard to watch but a must-see story to be told based on the memories of author Garrard Conley. Boy Erased was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and was featured as a top 2016 nonfiction book by O Magazine, Buzzfeed Books, and Shelf Awareness, among others. It has now been translated in over a dozen languages.
No matter what your sexual orientation is, this film is relatable, from the sexual victimization of a Christian follower by a youth leader, it just goes to show how socialism is the real devil and to overcome the superstition, paranoid, and stereotypes of this world, we need to open, understand, and be patience. Please bring a box of tissue with you as this movie is a tear jerker.
Boy Erased stars Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Lucas Hedges as Jared. And opens November 2, 2018.
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