The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Dir: Desiree Akhavan
Production: Desiree Akhavan, Michael B. Clark
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane
USA, 2018, 91 min., English with Hebrew subtitles
2018 Sundance Film Festival – Grand Jury Prize
2018 Madrid International LGBT Film Festival – Jury Prize
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 (brilliant comedy Appropriate Behavior and the TV show The Bisexual), adapted Emily Danforth’s novel into an original and captivating film. This is a bold and at times, even amusing cinematic piece, shown through the eyes of a young protagonist who has no intention of bowing down to the pressures of the conservative society in which she was raised.