PRAY AWAY - The gay, that is, on Netflix! - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Monday, July 12, 2021

PRAY AWAY - The gay, that is, on Netflix!



A Netflix Original Documentary

In Association with Blumhouse, Lamplighter Films, Naked Edge Films,
Chicken & Egg Pictures, Perspective Fund, Secret Sauce Media


Directed by Kristine Stolakis
Produced by Jessica Devaney, Anya Rous, Kristine Stolakis
Executive Produced by Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum

Official Selection - 2020 Tribeca Film Festival
Official Selection - 2020 Telluride Film Festival
Official Selection - 2021 Doc 10 Film Festival
Official Selection - 2021 AFI DOCS

***Launching Globally on Netflix August 3rd***

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.


Twitter: PrayAwayFilm

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