Nov 30, 2016 06:00 AM EST

Chloe Grace Moretz Plays Lesbian Role In New Gay Conversion Film 'The Miseducation'

By Florette A.
42nd Deauville American Film Festival : Opening Ceremony
DEAUVILLE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 02: Chloe Grace Moretz arrives at the opening ceremony of the 42nd Deauville American Film Festival on September 2, 2016 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
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Chloe Grace Moretz has agreed to play the role of a woman who undergoes a gay conversion therapy. It is a big leap for the young star since it is a concept that is controversial at present.

It is based on a controversial novel of the same title written by Emily Danforth. The novel tells about a young girl of 12 whose parents died in a car crash just about the time she was discovering that she was a homosexual. She then lived with her conservative aunt who sent her to a de-gaying facility to correct her orientation. The book detailed the young girl's experiences inside the camp as she was educated on the female gender role. She ended up defying the process and remained a homosexual.

This coming-of-age film is directed by Desiree Akhavan who is known for her "Appropriate Behavior" film. The film's setting went back two decades ago but conversion therapy is still notable and acclaimed today.

Attitude reported that it is not an easy process. It involves electro-shock treatments to result to nausea and shame. It is then purposed to create abhorrence to a same-sex attraction. There is a mental alteration that is being done.

Chloe Grace Moretz is vocal about her support for gay rights because she has two brothers who are practicing homosexuals. Her eyes were opened to the discrimination and bullying towards those who opt for same-sex relationships.

As the title suggests, it is a process done to reverse one's inclination towards the same sex. It seems an opposite of what she believes in. The novel ended with the gay clinging on to her sexuality. Will it be the same in the movie?

The answer comes in 2017 as "The Miseducation" hits the theaters. Sasha Lane will join Chloe Grace Moretz in the film.

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