'Cameron Post' Creators Take Aim At Gay Conversion Therapy

7/25/2018, 8:05:47 PM , duration(0:0:2)
Arts TV & Film Literature Society & Culture
'The Miseducation of Cameron Post' is a new film about a high school girl who's sent to a Christian gay conversion therapy center after she's caught kissing another girl. We talk with filmmaker, Desiree Akhavan, and Emily Danforth who wrote the novel that the film's based on. Akhavan is bisexual, and her parents are Iranian immigrants. "I didn't even hear of one Iranian homosexual my whole life," she tells Terry Gross. "And when I came out, it was like coming out as a leprechaun or a unicorn. It was like a fictitious thing."