The First Trailer for 'Boy Erased' Is Here

The First Trailer for 'Boy Erased' Is Here

The long-awaited first trailer for Boy Erased has finally arrived featuring a new track from Troye Sivan.

The long-awaited first trailer for Boy Erased has finally arrived featuring a new track from Troye Sivan.

Text: Tess Garcia

The film is an adaptation of the heart-wrenching memoir by Garrard Conley, which recounts his experience in a gay conversion camp as a teen. Lucas Hedges stars as Jared, a high-schooler struggling to understand his sexuality when his devoutly religious mother (Nicole Kidman) and Baptist preacher father (Russell Crowe) decide to send him to conversion therapy.

"You cannot be born a homosexual," says the program's lead counselor, played by Joel Edgerton, to a room full of boys in a particularly painful scene. "It's a lie. It's a choice."

An unreleased song by Troye Sivan called "Revelation" plays in the background throughout the trailer. The singer also makes a cameo as Gary, a boy Jared befriends at the camp.

We're thrilled that light is being shed on this very real issue. Though the film won't be in theaters until November, you can watch the full trailer for Boy Erased below.

Credits: Image via Focus Features

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