Boy Erased (2018)
November 2, 2018
Rated R for sexual content including an assault, some language and brief drug use
Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents (Kidman, Crowe) at age 19. Jared is quickly pressured into attending a gay conversion therapy program – or else be shunned by his family, friends, and church. It is within the program that Jared comes into conflict with its head therapist (Edgerton)....
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Gay conversion therapy seems like a great idea. You pay someone to have your child tormented by uncertified religious zealots who attempt to convince them that they are awful human beings, that their “choice” is a sin that can be cured and absolved like alcoholism or veganism. Who wouldn’t want to do that? Full movie review »