The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Director: Desiree Akhavan
Section: World Cinema
Country: USA | Year: 2018
Language(s): English | Time: 92 mins
Cameron Post looks the part of a perfect high school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy center that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction”. At the facility, Cameron is subjected to outlandish discipline, dubious “de-gaying” methods, and earnest Christian rock songs — but this unusual setting also provides her with an unlikely gay community. For the first time, Cameron connects with peers, and she’s able to find her place among fellow outcasts.
Desiree Akhavan is the writer, director, and star of Appropriate Behavior, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2014 and was nominated for the Best First Screenplay at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. The co-creator and star of the short TV series The Slope (2010-2012), she is currently filming a series for Hulu and Channel 4 that was developed at the Sundance Institute Episodic Story Lab.