The script was such a shocking and moving story, especially in light of what’s going on today. The heart of the film explored gay conversion therapy which is especially disturbing during a time when we have an American vice-president who has spoken on the record about leading gay conversion therapy — so it seems like an appropriate time to look at how mad and terrifying those places are. When reading something, I know pretty quickly if I like something or not. By and large, the things I’ve wanted to be involved in I’ve fought for.
— Joe Alwyn on Boy Erased (L’Uomo Vogue, November 2018)