Netflix Documentary Goes Deep On ‘Homosexual Conversion’ Remedy Motion
A brand new documentary set to probe the origins of the reparative remedy motion ― often known as “homosexual conversion” remedy ― is due out on Netflix subsequent month.
The streaming platform on Monday unveiled the trailer for “Pray Away,” which is produced by Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions. The movie, which premieres Aug. 3, charts the rise and fall of Exodus Worldwide, a Florida-based Christian ministry that for almost 40 years claimed to supply a “remedy” for same-sex attraction, earlier than shuttering in 2013.
The American Medical Affiliation, the American Psychological Affiliation and the American Academy of Pediatrics have discredited conversion remedy, and 20 U.S. states have laws in place banning the follow on minors. As “Pray Away” reveals, most of the leaders as soon as concerned with Exodus Worldwide later got here out as LGBTQ and denounced the follow themselves.
Catch the “Pray Away” trailer beneath.
Initially slated to hit theaters in 2020, “Pray Away” had its world premiere final month on the 2021 Tribeca Movie Competition after being postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
In a 2020 interview, director Kristine Stolakis mentioned “Pray Away” was largely impressed by her uncle, who got here out as transgender as a baby and subsequently attended conversion remedy.
“He spent his lifetime believing that being straight and cisgender was the one technique to be psychologically wholesome and spiritually accepted,” she instructed the weblog Girls and Hollywood. “It wasn’t till I found leaders of the motion, individuals who claimed that they’d themselves modified from homosexual to straight who had been educating others to do the identical, that I understood the depth of his hope and his ensuing trauma when he, in fact, was unable to alter himself.”
“Whenever you imagine you might be doing the fitting factor, and if you find yourself taught that the one technique to be accepted in your loved ones, neighborhood, and society at giant is to be straight and cisgender, there may be lots of motivation to imagine change is feasible,” she added.
The conversion remedy motion was depicted within the 2018 drama “Boy Erased,” which starred Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. In current interviews, actors Bowen Yang and Alyson Stoner have spoken about their experiences with conversion remedy as kids.
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