I am back once again with another film review. If you didn’t already know I have been watching a YA film adaptation every month and then reviewing it. This month I watched The Miseducation of Cameron Post! This is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Emily M. Danforth. I have read little bits of the book over the last couple of years but for a number of reasons have never got the entirety of the way through, so I thought I would watch the film in order to see how the story pans out. Here is my review!
It is 1993 and teenager Cameron has just been caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen. Due to this she is being sent away to a treatment centre in a remote area called God’s Promise. Whilst there is is being subjected to questionable gay conversation therapies, and she bond with fellow residents as they pretend to go along with the process whilst they wait to be released
I have seen Chloe Grace Moretz (Cameron) in a number of different things but I have to say her performance in this stood out to me. She played Cameron incredible and her performance is extremely memorable. The rest of the cast were also extraordinary and lived up to the story.
There were a few moments throughout watching this film were I was almost in tears and other points where I had to pause it because of how angry it made me. The cast and writing made these parts incredible effective.
Whilst watching this film I thought about how awful conversion therapy is and how bizarre it is that people really believe that ‘gayness’ is a sin and is something that can be cured. The film and its book counterpart tell such an important story and I wish I had heard more about it before it had actually come out on DVD, I would have seen it so many times and recommended it to so many people
As I am typing this post, The Miseducation of Cameron Post is available to watch on Netflix and I urge you to give the film a watch and the book a read!