Coming to theaters across the country this weekend is the heart-tugging drama Boy Erased. The film stars Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, Cherry Jones and Michael “Flea” Balzary, to name a few.
I have seen the trailer for the film (I’ll share it below). It looks really “deep.” I have a feeling it would bring me to tears. I haven’t seen the film yet, but I hope it has a happy ending.
Boy Erased tells the courageous story of Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe). His parents struggle with reconciling their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends, and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader (Joel Edgerton) and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.
Check out the trailer.
The film has a high score on Rotten Tomatoes and gets a high ranking on Flixter too. The film hasn’t been fully released yet either, so I suspect it’s ranking will be even higher. That’s pretty good for a film that hasn’t been fully released yet.
Boy Erased is based on the book by the same name. The book is a memoir written by Garrard Conley about his experience with conversion therapy.
According to Wikipedia;
Conversion therapy is the pseudoscientific practice of trying to change an individual’s sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual using psychological or spiritual interventions.
I haven’t read the book (yet), so I am curious to see what transpires at the place where he was sent for conversion therapy. Exactly what do they do there?
The film has already been released in some areas of the country, but will be released nationwide this weekend.
If you are interested in learning more about the film, check out the movie’s official Site You can also check out the film on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. The official hashtag is #BoyErased.
To learn more about the author, visit GarrardConley.com.
The book is available where ever books are sold. The film’s soundtrack is also available, including places such as Spotify (free if you have an account with them) and Amazon.
To get you excited for the film, I have a great giveaway for TWO lucky readers. Each of the winner’s will received:
- A signed copy of the book Boy Erased.
- A copy of the movie’s soundtrack.
To enter, please comment on this post and tell me if you are planning on seeing the film and/or why you’d like to win this prize package.
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*I will be receiving the same prize package in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.