Monday, 23 July 2018

"Boy Erased" movie a true story - Garrard Conley's life (video)


The upcoming movie Boy Erased, due for release later this year, has gained a lot of attention since it's first trailer has been released. Perhaps it's because it's anticipated to win awards, with performances from Nichole Kidman, Russel Crowe, Lucas Hedges, and gay singer Troye Sivan in his first ever movie role. It tells the story of a teenager sent to a Christian gay conversion therapy by his parents to rid him of his attraction to men.

What's less well known however is the real story behind the movie; that in fact it actually is a real story. The movie is from the book "Boy Erased", written by Garrard Conley about what happened to him as a teenager. Below is an at length and little known interview of him from early last year about his book at the AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) from the US PBS station.

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