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Watch Troye Sivan and Lucas Hedges connect in this new clip for Boy Erased

Watch Troye Sivan and Lucas Hedges connect in this new clip for Boy Erased

Troye Sivan in Boy Erased

A new clip from Boy Erased features Lucas Hedges and Troye Sivan sharing a heartbreaking moment at a gay conversion camp.

The movie, based on author Garrard Conley’s real experience, also stars Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe as the protagonist’s parents.

‘Play the part’

Directed by Joel Edgerton, Boy Erased is the story of Jared Eamons, played by Hedges.

Jared is the perfect son in the eye of his Christian parents until he is outed as gay by one of his classmates. He is then sent to a gay conversion therapy camp.

Participants in such camps are forced to isolate themselves and are beaten if they disobey the rules.

In the new clip, fellow campgoer Gary (Sivan) talks to Jared about how to survive conversion camp and face the abusive practices camp directors use.

‘Play the part,’ Gary tells Jared.

‘Fake it until you make it, right?’

He also says: ‘Once you’re home, you’ve got to figure out what to do next,’ hinting at a disheartening future of confusion and further isolation.

Watch the full video below:

Both Sivan and Hedges are part of the LGBTI community. The Australian singer came out as gay in a video in 2013. The Manchester By The Sea actor also recently said he identifies as ‘not completely straight’.

Conversion therapy

While conversion therapy is still legal in several states across the US, it is refreshing to see mainstream movies tackling this issue.

Desiree Akhavan’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post also offers an interesting take on conversion therapy camp from the perspective of a young woman.

Boy Erased hits theaters on 2 November.

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