The trailer for the Oscar-tipped drama Boy Erased has given a first look at the fact-based tale of gay conversion therapy.
“Boy Erased” The Official Trailer
Boy Erased: first trailer for Oscar-tipped gay conversion drama revealed
Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges stars as a young man sent away to a program aimed at ‘curing’ him of his homosexuality in the fact-based story
Lucas Hedges in Boy Erased. Photograph: YouTube
It’s actor-director Joel Edgerton’s follow-up to his film-making debut, domestic thriller The Gift, and stars Lucas Hedges as the son of a Baptist pastor who is sent away to a therapy program aimed at “curing” him of his homosexuality.
It’s based on a memoir of the same name by Garrard Conley, published in 2016 to critical acclaim. Hedges received an Oscar nomination for his breakout performance in Manchester by the Sea and has since appeared in Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Watch Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe in the new trailer for #BoyErased, featuring the new original song “Revelation” by Troye Sivan & Jónsi. In theaters this November. Written for the screen and directed by Joel Edgerton, based on Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family by Garrard Conley.
“Boy Erased” tells the story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Boy Erased is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity.