Chloe Grace Moretz and Sasha Lane are starring in the independent drama “The Miseducation of Cameron Post.”
Desiree Akhavan, the writer, director, and star of “Appropriate Behavior,” is directing “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” from a script she co-wrote with Cecilia Frugiuele.
The story is based on Emily Danforth’s coming-of-age novel of the same name with the film is set in 1993 and centered on a girl forced into a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with the prom queen. Moretz is cast as the lead, an orphan who’s taken in by her ultra-conservative aunt. Lane plays her friend and fellow “disciple” at the conversion therapy clinic to which they are sent.
I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come
with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount
they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I
couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. And that
means you have to be here for some reason, too. “