The Miseducation of Cameron Post
It is the early 1990s in an orthodox Christian community. Cameron Post, an orphan who lives with her adoptive family is discovered by her boyfriend having sex with another girl. A new chapter in Cameron’s life unfolds: she is sent to a boarding school where they “treat” homosexuality and is forced to forge a path through a deluge of clichés and sterile pseudo-psychological mantras. But from her point of view, what could have registered as a traumatic experience, becomes a daring, and often amusing, adventure. Desiree Akhavan, creator of the popular internet series The Slope, adapted Emily Danforth’s novel into an original and captivating film that won the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize.