Joel Edgerton and Garrard Conley hope Boy Erased helps parents of LGBTQ youth learn compassion

Based on the memoir of the same name by Garrard Conley, the new film Boy Erased follows the son of two Baptist parents who is outed as gay at the age of 19 and forced to take part in gay conversion therapy. We spoke with Conley and director Joel Edgerton about Boy Erased and the harsh realities LGBTQ youth face when…

Joel Edgerton follows up The Gift with the Oscar-ready gay-conversion drama Boy Erased

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Specificity matters. In the case of Boy Erased, the year’s second gay-conversion drama after Desiree Akhavan’s The Miseducation Of Cameron Post, it invigorates what is otherwise boilerplate Oscar-season fare with the accumulated details of lived experience—that of Garrard Conley, whose memoir of the same name provides…

Will Smith's Netflix blockbuster Bright is stunning in its audacity—and its stupidity

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Finally, high fantasy for the sunglasses-on-the-back-of-the-head set. If nothing else, you have to admire the audacity of the Netflix executives who greenlit Bright: The core conceit of this film—a violent, R-rated cop movie that just so happens to have fantasy creatures in it—is so batshit bonkers that it’s kind of…