[Marxism] A Boy Erased; The Miseducation of Cameron Post | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Dec 7 12:18:24 MST 2018

This year two narrative films shared the same subject matter: the damage 
that conversion therapy does to gay people following a regimen based on 
Christian fundamentalism and bogus psychotherapy in order to “change”. 
“The Boy Erased” had a bigger budget and a more conventional Hollywood 
distribution path than the indie “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” that 
played in arthouses but both are excellent. The first is currently 
playing in theaters everywhere, advertised heavily, and considered as 
possible Oscar-bait while the second that opened over the summer can now 
be seen as VOD. I made a point of seeing both films after watching a 
segment on Sunday Morning CBS News a couple of months ago about 
conversion therapy, a practice that struck me as utterly barbaric. After 
saying something about the two films, I will conclude with some 
observations about how the “sky religions” have managed to maintain 
utterly inhuman practices based on a couple of sentences in the book of 
Leviticus in the Old Testament, notwithstanding shifting attitudes 
toward same-sexers over the eons.


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