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'Pray Away': Release date, spoilers, plot and all about Netflix docu based on LGBTQ community

'Pray Away' talks about Exodus International that claimed it can change people's sexual orientation if they are unhappy being homosexual
UPDATED JUL 26, 2021
Official poster of 'Pray Away' (Netflix)
Official poster of 'Pray Away' (Netflix)

The human race is god’s creation and it is always said that we all are equal in God’s eyes. However, it is hard to believe that people from certain communities still have to fight for their basic rights. One such community is LGBTQ+. The community has been facing a lot of atrocities for many decades now, but in many ways, they are still fighting to make a space for themselves in the world we live in.

One of the hardest things that people from the LGBTQ+ community have to endure is ‘conversion therapy’. It is the pseudoscientific practice of trying to change an individual's sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual using psychological, physical, or spiritual interventions.


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Sometimes people use the ‘Bible’ and force others to change their sexual orientation. However, it has never been widely covered until now. Netflix is coming out with a documentary titled ‘Pray Way’, which will talk about the malpractice used by the so-called experts to change people’s sexual orientation.

The documentary is the newest addition to Netflix’s list of projects based on the LGBTQ community. Documentaries such as ‘A Secret Love’ and ‘Circus of Books’ have been some of the most riveting ventures in recent times. The makers of ‘Pray Away’ will be hoping to get the same kind of success as well.

Here’s everything we know about the project.

A still from 'Pray Away' (Netflix)

Release date and how to watch

The upcoming documentary will be premiering exclusively on Netflix on August 3 at 3 am ET. Viewers can subscribe to the streaming platform by downloading the app from Google Play Store and Apple’s Play Store.


“In the 1970s, five men struggling with being gay in their Evangelical church started a Bible study to help each other leave the "homosexual lifestyle." They quickly received over 25,000 letters from people asking for help and formalized as Exodus International, the largest and most controversial conversion therapy organization in the world. But leaders struggled with a secret: their own “same-sex attractions” never went away. After years as Christian superstars in the religious right, many of these men and women have come out as LGBTQ, disavowing the very movement they helped start. Focusing on the dramatic journeys of former conversion therapy leaders, current members, and a survivor, ‘PRAY AWAY’ chronicles the 'ex-gay' movement’s rise to power, persistent influence, and the profound harm it causes.”


The documentary will feature the people who started the movement and also, who promoted it. It will also include exclusive interviews from those who went there thinking that “homosexuality” was a disease and realized that it’s not.


‘Pray Away’ is executively produced by Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum. Two of the most renowned producers in the entertainment industry are attached to the venture. Murphy is known for making projects like ‘American Horror Story’, ‘Glee’, ‘American Crime Story’, ‘Pose’, and most recently ‘The Prom’. Meanwhile, Blum is known for producing movies such as ‘Whiplash’, ‘Paranormal Activity’, ‘Insidious’ franchise, ‘The Purge’ franchise, and ‘The Invisible Man’.

(L-R) Producer Jason Blum, actor Jim Parsons, and producer/writer Ryan Murphy attend the 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 19, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Critics' Choice Television Awards)

The documentary is helmed by Kristine Stolakis.


You can watch the trailer here.


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