'Boy Erased': New trailer shows Lucas Hedges struggle through conversion therapy in the coming-of-age drama film
Focus Features has just released a new trailer for writer and director Joel Edgerton’s forthcoming movie 'Boy Erased'. It is based on Garrard Conley’s memoir of the same name which shares his experience as a gay teenager who was sent to conversion therapy program when he reveals that he is gay to his parents. 'Lucas Hedges' plays the lead role in the film. Apart from him, the film has a terrific cast that includes Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman who play the role of the boy’s parents along with filmmaker and actor Xavier Dolan.
'Boy Erased' tells the courageous story of Jared Eamons (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe).
His parents struggle with reconciling their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends, and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader (Edgerton) and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.
The trailer starts off with Russel Crowe talking to his son (Hedges) about how there is only one form of love and that is between a man and a woman. It follows into the scene where Hedges comes out to his parents and reveals that he is gay and that is the reason he broke up with his girlfriend.
After he is sent to the conversion therapy program towards the end of the trailer, Kidman who plays the role of his mom finally comes to his rescue.
The film also stars Cherry Jones, Michael Balzary, Troye Sivan, Joe Alwyn, Emily Hinkler, Jesse LaTourette, David Joseph Craig, Théodore Pellerin, Madelyn Cline, and Britton Sear. 'Boy Erased' opens in theaters on November 2.
Watch the trailer to 'Boy Erased' here: