How to tell stories about evangelical Christians that neither mock nor glorify them

How director Desiree Akhavan worked to get Christian culture right for her new movie, The Miseducation of Cameron Post.

You might not expect writer-director Desiree Akhavan to be the person to translate Emily Danforth’s novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post to the screen.

The novel is about a young Montana woman who, after she’s caught sleeping with another girl, is sent away to a fundamentalist Christian gay conversion therapy retreat. And while Akhavan is bisexual and has had...

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