Netflix has released the trailer for Pray Away, a brand-new documentary that examines the misuse prompted by gay conversion treatment programs-- including interviews with the program leaders themselves.
The film centers on Exodus International, an Evangelical gay conversion program that began as a Scriptures study group in between 5 gay guys who wanted to assist each various other leave the \"homosexual way of living.\" Soon after its inception in the Seventies, the team obtained 25,000 letters from LGBTQ people asking for assistance, leading Exodus International to rapidly become the biggest gay conversion therapy program on the planet.
Years later, previous leaders and outreach participants of Exodus International have actually spoken out, disavowing the movement and also happily approving their LGBTQ identifications. Via their meetings, the movie details horrific misuses within the program that, in many cases, resulted in suicides, and highlights the challenging journeys of those who handled to survive the debatable therapy.
\" We're killing ourselves by not welcoming who God produced us to be,\" one survivor of the program claims in the trailer.
Pray Away is directed by Kristine Stolakis, that created the movie together with Jessica Devaney and Anya Rous. Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum are credited as exec manufacturers on the film, which premieres on August 3rd on Netflix.