Desiree Akhavan

John Gallagher Jr: ‘There’s an obligation to tell these stories’

By Hannah Woodhead

The US film and television actor discusses playing a conversion therapy pastor in Desiree Akhavan’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post.

The camp, satirical aesthetic of queer classic But I’m a Cheerleader

By Megan Wallace

Jamie Babbit’s film offers a more comedic critique of conversion therapy.

Why the gay conversion therapy drama is having a moment

By Jonathan Mahon-Heap

The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Boy Erased find different ways to confront this harmful practice.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

By Hannah Woodhead

Desiree Akhavan presents a confident, heartbreaking portrait of life inside a Christian conversion therapy camp.

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LWLies 76: The Miseducation of Cameron Post

By Little White Lies

Desiree Akhavan’s sparkling conversion therapy drama graces the cover of our autumn issue.

25 new films by female directors you need to see in 2018

By Shane O’Reilly

Start getting excited for new works from Amma Asante, Marielle Heller and Mia Hansen-Løve.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post – first look review

By Monica Castillo

Desiree Akhavan delivers a bold and poignant queer drama about teen survivors of gay conversion therapy.

It Felt Like Love: A celebration of 50 great female filmmakers

By Little White Lies

Personal odes to some of the finest women directors from around the world.

The audacious ideologies of indie cinema’s female saviours

By Kate Jackson

Talented filmmakers like Desiree Akhavan and Ingrid Jungermann are making their voices heard.

A new Desiree Akhavan movie is on its way

By Caroline Middleton

The director of the brilliant Appropriate Behaviour returns with a timely tale of gay conversion therapy.

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