“Boy Erased” director Joel Edgerton on how his definitions of and masculinity have changed

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  • Published on Oct 23, 2018
  • Through his roles in movies like "Warrior," "Exodus: Gods and Kings," and "The Gift," Joel Edgerton has cultivated an image as one of the industry's most reliable tough guys. But in real life, the director, screenwriter, and costar of "Boy Erased," in theaters November 2, has developed a different idea of what true strength looks like.
    Watch the interview above to learn more about Edgerton’s vision as a director on “Boy Erased” and his take why gay conversion therapy is so hard to abolish.
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  • Natalie Zayas-Bazan
    Natalie Zayas-Bazan 5 months ago +3

    I’m not gay but I’m disabled. As a teen, I struggled with god and did he exist? If he did why did he do this to me? I had to come to the realization god is like a parent- what is a good parent? The one who controls their kids every move and never lets anything bad happen? Or the kind that throws their kid to the deep end, per say, and say ‘swim’. I believe god is the latter. He created us and he said ‘go forth and swim’. Our decisions on earth are ours. He is not to blame, we are because of our poor decisions. I saw the film a few weeks ago at the San Diego film festival and it is wonderful, but I love that Joel says there are no bad guys. Jared’s parents acknowledge their mistake and apologize. They don’t blame it on god.